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Table 1 Observed counts of ED visits, ambulance calls and deaths during the heat wave and during the same period in previous years

From: Emergency department visits, ambulance calls, and mortality associated with an exceptional heat wave in Sydney, Australia, 2011: a time-series analysis

  Observed (2011) Average observed (2007-2010)
ED visits   
All-cause 34,197 30,092
Heat effects 104 13.5
Dehydration 236 81.3
Ambulance calls*   
All-cause 8609 7155
Heat exposure 116 8.0
Deaths   
All-cause 814 682
  1. *Sydney only