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Table 1 Distribution of Hospital Visits and Admissions in New York State (May – September 2008 – 2012)

From: Estimating policy-relevant health effects of ambient heat exposures using spatially contiguous reanalysis data

Variables Heat Stress Dehydration Acute Kidney Failure Cardiovascular Illnessesa
Cases (%) Cases (%) Cases (%) Cases (%)
Number of cases 8,703 (23.29) 59,828 (23.70) 50,008 (23.69) 827,051 (23.49)
 Inpatient hospitalizations 1,338 28,938 48,943 614,062
 ED cases 7,365 30,890 1,065 212,989
Control days 28,664 (76.71) 192,571 (76.30) 161,089 (76.31) 2,693,862 (76.51)
Case Month
 May 755 (8.68) 11,198 (18.72) 8,898 (17.79) 176,141 (21.30)
 June 2,243 (25.77) 12,575 (21.02) 10,324 (20.64) 164,132 (19.85)
 July 4,009 (46.06) 14,414 (24.09) 11,264 (22.52) 163,281 (19.74)
 August 1,278 (14.68) 11,776 (19.68) 10,352 (20.70) 162,873 (19.69)
 September 418 (4.80) 9,865 (16.49) 9,170 (18.34) 160,624 (19.42)
Age, years
 ≤ 4 124 (1.42) 7,078 (11.83) 44 (0.09) 1,946 (0.24)
 5 – 24 2,344 (26.93) 8,856 (14.80) 600 (1.20) 15,619 (1.89)
 25 – 44 2,310 (26.54) 7,941 (13.27) 2,660 (5.32) 77,147 (9.33)
 45 – 64 2,180 (25.05) 11,202 (18.72) 12,320 (24.64) 265,822 (32.14)
 65 – 84 1,353 (15.55) 15,918 (26.61) 23,508 (47.01) 347,501 (42.02)
 ≥ 85 392 (4.50) 8,833 (14.76) 10,876 (21.75) 119,016 (14.39)
Sex
 Male 5,106 (58.67) 26,063 (43.56) 25,891 (51.77) 421,710 (50.99)
 Female 3,597 (41.33) 33,764 (56.44) 24,117 (48.23) 405,331 (49.01)
 Missing - 1 (0.00) - 10 (0.00)
Race/Ethnicity
 White, Non-Hispanic 5,288 (60.76) 37,486 (62.66) 30,016 (60.02) 487,602 (58.96)
 Hispanic 1,144 (13.14) 7,283 (12.17) 4,928 (9.85) 88,164 (10.66)
 Black, Non-Hispanic 1,482 (17.03) 9,193 (15.37) 10,522 (21.04) 160,396 (19.39)
 Other 707 (8.12) 5,525 (9.23) 4,371 (8.74) 87,130 (10.54)
 Missing/Unknown 82 (0.94) 341 (0.57) 171 (0.34) 3,759 (0.45)
NYC 2,964 (34.06) 21,662 (36.21) 21,665 (43.32) 361,219 (43.68)
Rest of NYS 5,739 (65.94) 38,166 (63.79) 28,343 (56.68) 465,832 (56.32)
  1. aexcludes observations that were coded as outpatient (clinic) services or Ambulatory services