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Table 1 Demographical characteristics of the OHCA patients in Israel and geographical and temporal features of events, Israel 2016–2017

From: Extreme temperature and out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest. Nationwide study in a hot climate country

  N = 12,401 patients
Age, years
 Mean ± SD (n) 75.5 ± 16.2 (12,401)
 Median 79.1
 Min; Max 18.1; 112.3
Age grouped, % (n/N)
 18–45 5.4 (674/12401)
 45–65 17.7 (2190/12401)
 65–85 42.1 (5223/12401)
 85+ 34.8 (4314/12401)
Male gender, % (n/N) 55.8 (6919/12401)
Dead on scene, % (n/N) 68.3 (8470/12401)
Elevation, meters
 Mean ± SD (n) 165.2 ± 238.42 (12,401)
 Median 54.0
 Min; Max −382.0; 1153.0
Season, % (n/N)
 Summer (May 31 – Sep 22) 29.1 (3609/12401)
 Fall (Sep 23 – Dec 6) 21.7 (2687/12401)
 Winter (Dec 7 –Mar 30) 33.5 (4152/12401)
 Spring (Mar 31 – May 30) 15.7 (1953/12401)
Weekend, % (n/N) 28.7 (3562/12,401)
Day shift (7 am-7 pm), % (n/N) 61.6 (7639/12,401)
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