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Table 2 Cohort Demographics

From: Usage of the HINTS exam and neuroimaging in the assessment of peripheral vertigo in the emergency department

Variable Total Cohort N (%) Sample N (%)
Age (Mean) 55 56
Year Presented to ED 2010 1863 (18.0) 100 (20.0)
2011 1922 (18.6) 100 (20.0)
2012 2095 (20.2) 100 (20.0)
2013 2171 (21.1) 100 (20.0)
2014 2292 (22.1) 100 (20.0)
Presenting Complaint Dizziness/Vertigo 6314 (61.0) 310 (62.0)
Syncope/Pre-syncope 1096 (10.6) 50 (10.0)
General Weakness 544 (5.3) 28 (5.6)
Nausea and/or vomiting 485 (4.7) 31 (6.2)
Headache 311 (3.0) 19 (3.8)
Symptoms of CVA 143 (1.4) 5 (1.0)
Palpitations/Irregular Heart Rate 105 (1.0) 0 (0)
Sensory Loss/Paresthesias 35 (0.3) 1 (0.2)
Gait Disturbance/Ataxia 20 (0.2) 0 (0)
Other 1295 (12.5) 56 (11.2)
ED Discharge Diagnosis Dizziness and Giddiness 7036 (68.0) 329 (65.8)
Benign paroxysmal vertigo 1613 (15.6) 81 (16.2)
Other Peripheral Vertigo 1473 (14.2) 68 (13.6)
Meniére’s disease 195 (1.9) 17 (3.4)
Patients who had CT/MRI head 3012(29.1) 139 (27.8)
Total 10,348 500