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Table 1 Demographics of SCD in 1–35 years old including gender differences in Denmark 2000–2009

From: Gender differences in sudden cardiac death in the young-a nationwide study

SCD population aged 1–35 years All n = 635 (%) Men n = 430 (%) Women n = 205 (%) p-value
 Median age, years 29 (IQR 22–33) 29 (IQR 23–33) 28 (IQR 21–33) 0.19
 Witnessed deaths (n = 580) 254 (44) 159 (41) 95 (51) 0.02
 External examinations 522 (82) 361 (84) 161 (79) 0.10
Autopsied SCD 431 (68) 296 (69) 135 (66) 0.45
 Explained sudden cardiac death 239 (55) 172 (58) 67 (50) 0.11
 Sudden unexplained death 192 (45) 124 (42) 68 (50)
Place of death (n = 627) (n = 426) (n = 201)  
 Home 386 (62) 258 (61) 128 (64) 0.45
 Public place 144 (23) 111 (26) 33 (16) 0.01
 At hospital 74 (12) 44 (10) 30 (15) 0.10
 Other 23 (4) 13 (3) 10 (5) 0.23
Age group 1–18 years All n = 119 (%) Men n = 77 (%) Women n = 42 (%) p-value
 Median age, years 13 (IQR 4–16) 13 (IQR 4–16) 12 (IQR 6–16) 0.72
 Witnessed deaths, n = 113 62 (55) 36 (49) 26 (67) 0.07
 External examinations 101 (85) 70 (91) 31 (74) 0.01
Autopsied SCD 88 (74) 62 (81) 26 (62) 0.03
 Explained sudden cardiac death 55 (63) 37 (60) 18 (69) 0.40
 Sudden unexplained death 33 (38) 25 (40) 8 (31)
Place of death n = 118 (%) n = 77 (%) n = 41 (%)  
 Home 65 (55) 42 (55) 23 (56) 0.87
 Public place 32 (27) 23 (30) 9 (22) 0.36
 At hospital 18 (15) 12 (16) 6 (15) 0.89
 Other 3 (3) - 3 (7) 0.02
Age group 19–35 years All n = 516 (%) Men n = 353 (%) Women n = 163 (%) p-value
 Median age, years 30 (IQR 27–33) 31 (IQR 27–33) 30 (IQR 25–34) 0.27
 Witnessed deaths, n = 467 192 (41) 123 (39) 69 (46) 0.12
 External examinations 421 (82) 291 (82) 130 (80) 0.47
Autopsied SCD 343 (66) 234 (66) 109 (67) 0.90
 Explained sudden cardiac death 184 (54) 135 (58) 49 (45) 0.03
 Sudden unexplained death 159 (46) 99 (42) 60 (55)
Place of death n = 509 n = 349 n = 160  
 Home 321 (63) 216 (62) 105 (66) 0.42
 Public place 112 (22) 88 (25) 24 (15) 0.01
 At hospital 56 (11) 32 (9) 24 (15) 0.05
 Other 20 (4) 13 (4) 7 (4) 0.73