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Table 3 Total ED visits, hospitalisations, and heat wave diseases syndromes, 49 ED – France, summer 2006

From: Syndromic surveillance and heat wave morbidity: a pilot study based on emergency departments in France

  ED Visits Hospitalisations HWDS1 ED Visits HWDS1 Hospitalisations
  < 75 years old = 75 years old < 75 years old = 75 years old < 75 years old = 75 years old < 75 years old = 75 years old
ONAP 2 73,460
(89.5%)
8,580***
(10.5%)
12,393
(71.3%)
4,991***
(28.7%)
2,775
(72.3%)
1,068**
(27.7%)
453
(42.0%)
626*** (58.0%)
OFAP 3 300,804
(90.1%)
33,018
(9.9%)
55,420
(74.5%)
18,998
(25.5%)
8,612
(76.2%)
2,694
(23.8%)
1,428
(49.1%)
1,436 (50.1%)
Total 374,264
(90.0%)
41,598
(10.0%)
67,813
(73.9%)
23,989
(26.1%)
11,387
(75.2%)
3,762
(24.8%)
1,881
(47.7%)
2,062
(52.3%)
  1. * p < 0.05 ** p < 0.01 *** p < 0.001.
  2. 1: HWDS, Heat Wave Disease Syndromes; 2: ONAP = 'On Alert' Period; 3: OFAP, 'Off Alert' Period.