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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for total and disease-specific health outcomes.

From: Impact of two recent extreme heat episodes on morbidity and mortality in Adelaide, South Australia: a case-series analysis

  Minimum Maximum Mean SD
Daily ambulance call-outs (5753 observation days) 84 361 182.2 51.1
non-heat wave periods (cold seasons): 2837 days 89 331 183.9 50.6
non-heat wave periods (warm seasons): 2748 days 84 336 179.4 50.8
Heat wave period 08: 15 days: 248 303 270.9 17.6
Heat wave period 09: 13 days 243 361 291.1 36.1
Cardiac 1 66 27.1 8.0
Respiratory 0 48 16.0 6.7
Neurological 1 48 18.9 8.8
Daily hospital separation (5753 observation days) 202 1811 1086.5 465.2
non-heat wave periods (cold seasons): 2837 days 263 1811 1103.0 461.7
non-heat wave periods (warm seasons): 2748 days 202 1800 1066.3 469.3
Heat wave period 08: 15 days: 385 1676 1248.6 508.8
Heat wave period 09: 13 days 460 1742 1322.9 506.4
Cardio-vascular 17 137 73.0 24.6
Ischaemic heart disease 3 60 24.8 8.6
Respiratory 13 138 58.7 20.8
Mental health 5 214 35.6 13.5
Renal 1 60 21.1 9.9
Heat 0 55 1.1 1.7
Daily Emergency Department (2101 observation days) 653 1263 880.3 98.4
non-heat wave periods (cold seasons): 1007 days 658 1263 879.0 102.4
non-heat wave periods (warm seasons): 1020 days 653 1138 878.3 92.2
Heat wave period 08: 15 days: 889 1129 1025.4 63.3
Heat wave period 09: 13 days 905 1065 994.5 54.3
Cardio-vascular 13 63 34.8 7.7
Ischaemic heart disease 0 22 9.6 3.3
Respiratory 23 175 70.1 24.0
Mental health 0 61 22.7 16.2
Renal 5 46 19.0 5.8
Heat 0 63 2.2 3.0
Daily mortality (5753 observation days) 2 44 23.7 5.4
non-heat wave periods (cold seasons): 2837 days 7 43 25.3 5.4
non-heat wave periods (warm seasons): 2747 days 6 44 22.4 5.2
Heat wave period 08: 15 days: 19 31 23.2 4.2
Heat wave period 09: 13 days 15 44 28.6 9.4
  1. Daily incidences of ambulance call-outs, hospital admissions (July 1993-March 2009), emergency department presentations (July 2003-March 2009) and mortality (total: 1993-2009; ICD specific: 1993-2006) for metropolitan Adelaide.