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Table 1 Sample characteristics.

From: Conventional intramuscular sedatives versus ziprasidone for severe agitation in adolescents: case-control study

Characteristic Ziprasidone
(N = 28)
Haloperidol + Lorazepam
(N = 24)
P
Age (years) [SD] 15.5 ± 1.5 15.9 ± 1.2 NS
Gender male/female 12/16 15/9 NS
Police Escort* 16/28 17/24 NS
Toxicology Positive** 7/28 10/24 NS
Psychiatrically Hospitalized 8/28 8/24 NS
  1. *Police Escort = Adolescent was brought to hospital and escorted to PES by police due to violent or uncontrollable behavior.
  2. **Urine toxicologies were often positive for multiple substances. Most common substances were: cannabis N = 14, benzodiazepines N = 5, and cocaine N = 4.