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Table 1 Number and overall rate of summer hospitalizations of heat-stress illness (per 100,000 population) over the 28-year study period by rural/urban stratification (RUCC1–metropolitan urbanized (> 1 million population); RUCC2–metropolitan urbanized (< 1 million population); RUCC3–non-metropolitan urbanized; RUCC 4–less urbanized; RUCC5–thinly populated) and by age categories

From: Hospitalizations for heat-stress illness varies between rural and urban areas: an analysis of Illinois data, 1987–2014

RUCC Counties
(N)
<10y
Count (rate)
10–19y
Count (rate)
20–29y
Count (rate)
30–39y
Count (rate)
40–49y
Count (rate)
50–59y
Count (rate)
60–69y
Count (rate)
70–79y
Count (rate)
≥80 y
Count (rate)
All
Count (rate)
RUCC1 – metropolitan, (> 1 million pop.) 17 79 (0.05) 270 (0.16) 137 (0.07) 409 (0.22) 614 (0.36) 706 (0.53) 726 (0.79) 1114 (1.87) 1454 (4.11) 5510 (0.453)
RUCC2 – metropolitan (< 1 million pop.) 19 26 (0.09) 79 (0.25) 53 (0.17) 78 (0.25) 123 (0.39) 157 (0.60) 151 (0.78) 176 (1.30) 187 (2.18) 1029 (0.458)
RUCC3 – non-metropolitan urbanized 15 7 (0.05) 61 (0.37) 38 (0.24) 68 (0.43) 82 (0.50) 111 (0.80) 74 (0.67) 124 (1.51) 141 (2.61) 706 (0.594)
RUCC4 – less urbanized 42 16 (0.08) 121 (0.57) 58 (0.31) 155 (0.74) 155 (0.70) 178 (0.96) 181 (1.20) 194 (1.71) 268 (3.61) 1325 (0.850)
RUCC5 – thinly populated 9 0 (0.00) 8 (0.71) 11 (1.26) 11 (1.08) 12 (1.04) 11 (1.07) 15 (1.61) 17 (2.48) 11 (2.86) 98 (1.158)
All 102 128 (0.05) 539 (0.22) 298 (0.12) 721 (0.28) 986 (0.41) 1164 (0.60) 1146 (0.83) 1624 (1.74) 2061 (3.60) 8667 (0.503)