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Table 1 Distribution of Hospital del Mar's emergency contacts among Spanish-born and foreign-born residents living in the study area by sex, age and emergency specialty (N = 29,451).

From: Hospital emergency department utilisation rates among the immigrant population in Barcelona, Spain

  Spanish-born Foreign-born Total
Total, n (%) a 19,227 (65.3%) 10,224 (34.7%) 29,451 (100.0)
SEX, n (%) a    
   Male 8,907 (46.3%) 5,887 (57.6%) 14,794 (50.2%)
   Female 10,320 (53.7%) 4,337 (42.4%) 14,657 (49.8%)
AGE, n (%) a    
   15–49 9,758 (50.8%) 9,215 (90.1%) 18,973 (64.4%)
   50–64 3,391 (17.6%) 733 (7.2%) 4,124 (14.0%)
   ≥ 65 6,078 (31.6%) 276 (2.7%) 6,354 (21.6%)
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT SPECIALTY, n (%) a
   Obstetric and gynaecological 1,538 (8.0%) 1,491 (14.6%) 3,029 (10.3%)
   Surgical 2,205 (11.5%) 635 (6.2%) 2,840 (9.6%)
   Traumatological 2,779 (14.5%) 807 (7.9%) 3,586 (12.2%)
   Psychiatric 527 (2.7%) 99 (1.0%) 626 (2.1%)
   Medical 6,112 (31.8%) 1,399 (13.7%) 7,511 (25.5%)
   Minor Emergencies 6,066 (31.5%) 5,793 (56.7%) 11,859 (40.3%)
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