Table 1

Patient demographics

Mean 2017–2019
(mean=10 389)
2020
(n=8261)
Difference
Age43±2643±26
Male (%)5250
Attendances n/day±SD
 Before COVID180±18183±283±10
 After COVID188±19142±33*−46±14*
 Educational closure184±21122±19*−62±2*
 Stay home181±14121±34*−60±20*
Triage category (n)(mean=10 124)(n=7476)
 18066−14
 226252018−607*
 350643672−1392*
 421301605−525*
 5225115−100*
Age category (n)(mean=10 389)(n=8261)
 0–1621581515−643*
 17–6455204505−1015*
 65+27112241−470*
  • *A significant difference (p<0.05) in the number of presentations in 2020 when compared with previous years. The 2017–2019 column data include the mean number of attendances between the 3 years.