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Table 3 Estimated excess morbidity (and 95% confidence intervals) assessed by emergency hospital admissions (EHA) in Switzerland during summer 2015 by sex, age group and region

From: Impact of the warm summer 2015 on emergency hospital admissions in Switzerland

  June–August 2015 July 2015
Observed
(Number)
Excess (Number) Excess (%) 95% CI p-value Observed
(Number)
Excess
(Number)
Excess
(%)
95% CI p-value
Total, non-external causesa 117′280 2′768 2.4 (1.6;3.2) 0.00 40′126 1′535 4.0 (2.9;5.1) 0.00
Male 53′878 1′410 2.7 (1.6;3.8) 0.00 18′119 455 2.6 (0.9;4.2) 0.00
Female 63′402 1′358 2.2 (1.1;3.2) 0.00 22′007 1′080 5.2 (3.6;6.7) 0.00
0–14 years 6′089 − 264 −4.2 (−7.3;-1.0) 0.01 1′970 − 131 −6.3 (− 11.0;-1.5) 0.01
15–64 years 58′067 1′070 1.9 (0.8;3.0) 0.00 19′502 230 1.2 (− 0.4;2.8) 0.14
65–74 years 17′455 226 1.3 (−0.7;3.3) 0.19 6′074 272 4.7 (1.8;7.6) 0.00
≥75 years 35′669 1′735 5.1 (3.7;6.5) 0.00 12′580 1′163 10.2 (8.1;12.3) 0.00
Northwestern Switzerland 17′562 38 0.2 (−1.8;2.2) 0.83 6′019 118 2.0 (−0.9;4.9) 0.17
Espace Mittelland 25′898 931 3.7 (2.1;5.4) 0.00 8′799 388 4.6 (2.2;7.0) 0.00
Lake Geneva 21′021 970 4.8 (3.0;6.7) 0.00 7′317 559 8.3 (5.6;11.0) 0.00
Zurich 20′109 302 1.5 (−0.3;3.4) 0.11 6′913 227 3.4 (0.7;6.1) 0.01
Ticino 6′496 503 8.4 (5.1;11.7) 0.00 2′260 243 12.0 (7.2;16.9) 0.00
Central Switzerland 9′649 294 3.1 (0.4;5.8) 0.02 3′260 106 3.4 (−0.6;7.3) 0.09
Eastern Switzerland 16′545 − 269 −1.6 (−3.6;0.4) 0.12 5′558 − 107 −1.9 (−4.8;1.1) 0.21
  1. aExternal causes of morbidity are excluded expect effects of heat and light (ICD-10-code T67)