Table 1 Demographic characteristics, availability of data and hospitalisations in 6 French cities, 2000–2003
CityDemographic characteristics% Of total number of hospitalisations collectedDaily mean (SD) number of hospitalisations
CardiovascularCardiacIschaemicAll respiratoryRespiratory infection
Population size% Over 65 years% 0–14 yearsCardi-ovascular(%)Respir-atory(%)All agesOver 65 yearsAll agesOver 65 yearsAll agesOver 65 years0–14 years15–64 yearsOver 65 yearsAll ages
Le Havre254 65315.119.449633.9 (2.6)2.5 (1.8)2.8 (2.0)1.9 (1.6)0.8 (1.0)0.5 (0.8)1.8 (1.7)1.1 (1.1)1.3 (1.3)1.7 (1.7)
Lille1 090 15112.221.7695829.5 (11.5)16.8 (6.2)18.9 (7.5)11.4 (4.7)5.1 (2.8)2.8 (1.9)10.3 (5.4)7.2 (3.6)7.6 (4.0)7.3 (4.7)
Marseille910 30718.617.0847642.7 (19.7)26.0 (11.2)24.3 (10.5)16.3 (7.1)7.6 (4.0)4.7 (2.9)6.1 (4.2)8.3 (4.4)8.2 (3.9)6.1 (3.8)
Paris6 164 41813.817.3525291.9 (34.4)52.3 (18.4)63.9 (24.7)36.8 (13.6)17.9 (7.6)9.6 (4.6)21.8 (12.1)22.5 (8.0)20.7 (8.1)21.7 (11.5)
Rouen447 66115.118.0666314.8 (6.0)10.1 (4.3)9.4 (4.1)6.7 (3.2)2.7 (1.8)1.8 (1.4)2.5 (2.5)2.4 (1.6)3.8 (2.3)3.8 (2.8)
Toulouse670 71313.715.9766326.3 (11.7)14.8 (6.3)15.1 (6.6)9.6 (4.3)3.3 (2.0)1.9 (1.5)4.4 (3.0)6.4 (3.6)5.2 (2.9)4.5 (2.9)
Total9 537 90314.217.8209.1122.5134.482.737.419.246.947.946.845.1