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Table 4 Results on the 65-74 age group.

From: Susceptibility to heat wave-related mortality: a follow-up study of a cohort of elderly in Rome

  65-74 ages
  Deaths MR *1000 RD *1000 (95% IC) RR (95% IC) REM Index p-value
  Heat wave Heat wave       
  no yes no yes       
HDD           
Malignant neoplasm           
no 1503 796 6.6 7.5 0.9 (0.3; 1.5) 1.14 (1.05 - 1.24) 1.00  
yes 1250 590 141.9 143.7 1.8 (-12.2; 15.8) 1.02 (0.93 - 1.13) 0.89 0.092
Diabetes mellitus           
no 2363 1200 10.3 11.3 1.0 (0.2; 1.7) 1.10 (1.02 - 1.17) 1.00  
yes 390 186 47.7 48.9 1.2 (-7.3; 9.6) 1.03 (0.87 - 1.23) 0.94 0.550
Other CNS disorders           
no 2534 1270 10.8 11.7 0.9 (0.1; 1.6) 1.08 (1.01 - 1.16) 1.00  
yes 219 116 75.2 87.0 11.7 (-7.0; 30.4) 1.15 (0.92 - 1.44) 1.07 0.615
Ischaemic heart diseases           
no 2396 1222 10.4 11.5 1.0 (0.3; 1.8) 1.10 (1.03 - 1.18) 1.00  
yes 357 164 45.0 44.6 -0.4 (-8.7; 7.9) 1.01 (0.84 - 1.21) 0.92 0.398
Conduction disorders           
no 2683 1351 11.4 12.3 1.0 (0.2; 1.7) 1.08 (1.02 - 1.16) 1.00  
yes 70 35 45.7 49.7 4.0 (-15.7; 23.6) 1.09 (0.73 - 1.61) 1.00 0.992
Cardiac dysrhythmias           
no 2443 1259 10.5 11.7 1.2 (0.4; 1.9) 1.11 (1.04 - 1.19) 1.00  
yes 310 127 57.2 50.5 -6.7 (-17.6; 4.1) 0.90 (0.73 - 1.10) 0.81 0.055
Heart failure           
no 2552 1286 10.8 11.7 0.9 (0.2; 1.7) 1.09 (1.02 - 1.16) 1.00  
yes 201 100 106.9 115.0 8.2 (-18.8; 35.1) 1.10 (0.87 - 1.40) 1.01 0.892
Other cardiovascular diseases           
no 1935 983 9.0 9.8 0.8 (0.1; 1.6) 1.09 (1.01 - 1.18) 1.00  
yes 818 403 37.0 39.4 2.4 (-2.2; 7.0) 1.06 (0.95 - 1.2) 0.97 0.697
Chronic pulmonary diseases           
no 2435 1209 10.5 11.2 0.7 (0.0; 1.5) 1.07 (1.00 - 1.15) 1.00  
yes 318 177 59.9 72.8 12.9 (0.3; 25.5) 1.23 (1.03 - 1.48) 1.15 0.155
Acute and chronic liver diseases           
no 2595 1315 11.0 12.0 1.0 (0.2; 1.8) 1.09 (1.02 - 1.17) 1.00  
yes 158 71 95.7 93.1 -2.7 (-28.9; 23.6) 1.00 (0.76 - 1.33) 0.92 0.567
Renal failure           
no 2529 1291 10.7 11.8 1.1 (0.3; 1.8) 1.10 (1.03 - 1.18) 1.00  
yes 224 95 127.7 115.7 -12.0 (-40.6; 16.7) 0.93 (0.73 - 1.18) 0.85 0.177
Psychiatric disorders           
no 2658 1331 11.3 12.2 0.9 (0.1; 1.7) 1.08 (1.01 - 1.15) 1.00  
yes 95 55 47.2 59.2 12.0 (-6.3; 30.2) 1.27 (0.91 - 1.77) 1.18 0.350
Cerebrovascular diseases           
no 2455 1239 10.6 11.5 0.9 (0.2; 1.7) 1.09 (1.02 - 1.17) 1.00  
yes 298 147 51.8 54.9 3.1 (-7.5; 13.8) 1.08 (0.88 - 1.31) 0.99 0.907
Number of HDD for any other causes           
0-1 2555 1309 11.0 12.1 1.1 (0.4; 1.9) 1.11 (1.04 - 1.18) 1.00  
2-3 151 62 29.4 26.2 -3.2 (-11.2; 4.8) 0.89 (0.66 - 1.20) 0.80 0.161
4+ 47 15 98.4 68.9 -29.5 (-74.3; 15.3) 0.68 (0.38 - 1.21) 0.61 0.099
  1. Mortality rate (MR), risk difference (RD), adjusted mortality relative risk (RR) and relative effect modification (REM) index for hospitalization diagnosed diseases (HDD) modalities by heat wave.