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Table 5 Results on the 75+ age group.

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

  75+ 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 7627 4173 39.8 46.7 6.9 (5.2; 8.5) 1.17 (1.13 - 1.21) 1.00  
yes 1800 870 217.4 224.3 6.9 (-11.0; 24.9) 1.03 (0.95 - 1.12) 0.88 0.006
Diabetes mellitus           
no 8340 4469 43.7 50.1 6.5 (4.7; 8.2) 1.15 (1.10 - 1.19) 1.00  
yes 1087 574 122.2 137.8 15.6 (2.2; 29.0) 1.12 (1.02 - 1.24) 0.98 0.734
Other CNS disorders           
no 8657 4618 44.5 50.9 6.4 (4.6; 8.1) 1.14 (1.10 - 1.18) 1.00  
yes 770 425 144.8 171.4 26.6 (7.4; 45.9) 1.18 (1.04 - 1.32) 1.04 0.625
Ischaemic heart diseases           
no 8126 4420 42.8 49.9 7.1 (5.3; 8.8) 1.16 (1.12 - 1.20) 1.00  
yes 1301 623 127.6 131.3 3.7 (-8.7; 16.1) 1.03 (0.94 - 1.13) 0.89 0.020
Conduction disorders           
no 9107 4888 46.3 53.2 6.9 (5.2; 8.7) 1.15 (1.11 - 1.19) 1.00  
yes 320 155 104.0 108.6 4.6 (-15.9; 25.2) 1.04 (0.86 - 1.26) 0.91 0.337
Cardiac dysrhythmias           
no 7999 4351 42.1 49.0 7.0 (5.2; 8.7) 1.16 (1.12 - 1.21) 1.00  
yes 1428 692 147.3 152.7 5.4 (-8.3; 19.2) 1.03 (0.94 - 1.13) 0.89 0.019
Heart failure           
no 8385 4540 43.0 49.9 6.9 (5.2; 8.6) 1.16 (1.12 - 1.20) 1.00  
yes 1042 503 215.7 221.7 6.1 (-17.3; 29.5) 1.03 (0.92 - 1.14) 0.89 0.035
Other cardiovascular diseases           
no 6643 3572 38.8 44.6 5.9 (4.2; 7.6) 1.15 (1.11 - 1.20) 1.00  
yes 2784 1471 97.9 110.9 13.0 (6.2; 19.7) 1.13 (1.07 - 1.20) 0.98 0.643
Chronic pulmonary diseases           
no 8186 4435 42.8 49.6 6.9 (5.1; 8.6) 1.16 (1.11 - 1.20) 1.00  
yes 1241 608 146.1 154.7 8.6 (-6.1; 23.4) 1.06 (0.96 - 1.17) 0.91 0.095
Acute and chronic liver diseases           
no 9172 4934 46.2 53.3 7.0 (5.3; 8.8) 1.15 (1.11 - 1.19) 1.00  
yes 255 109 188.4 172.5 -15.8 (-55.6; 24.0) 0.91 (0.73 - 1.14) 0.79 0.041
Renal failure           
no 8503 4597 43.4 50.2 6.9 (5.2; 8.6) 1.16 (1.12 - 1.20) 1.00  
yes 924 446 243.3 249.6 6.3 (-21.7; 34.3) 1.03 (0.92 - 1.15) 0.89 0.048
Psychiatric disorders           
no 8980 4803 45.7 52.3 6.7 (4.9; 8.4) 1.14 (1.10 - 1.18) 1.00  
yes 447 240 136.5 158.2 21.7 (-2.0; 45.4) 1.16 (0.99 - 1.35) 1.02 0.894
Cerebrovascular diseases           
no 8033 4291 42.6 48.7 6.2 (4.4; 7.9) 1.14 (1.10 - 1.19) 1.00  
yes 1394 752 125.5 144.3 18.8 (6.6; 31.1) 1.15 (1.05 - 1.26) 1.00 0.896
Number of HDD for any other causes           
0-1 9061 4849 46.5 53.3 6.8 (5.0; 8.6) 1.14 (1.10 - 1.18) 1.00  
2-3 331 171 72.4 81.5 9.1 (-5.4; 23.6) 1.11 (0.92 - 1.34) 0.97 0.772
4+ 35 23 93.2 134.5 41.3 (-21.7; 104.4) 1.44 (0.85 - 2.44) 1.27 0.388
  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 heatwave. 75+ age groups.