Table 1

Characteristics of elderly people using emergency medical services (EMS) in Beijing from 2010 to 2017

CharacteristicsNumber of participants
N%
Overall987 190100.00
Month of the call
 March–May245 29224.85
 June–August227 57823.05
 September–November250 85225.41
 December–February263 46826.69
Time of the call during a day
 00:00–01:5948 7364.94
 02:00–03:5942 5734.31
 04:00–05:5946 1154.67
 06:00–07:5972 3827.33
 08:00–09:59151 01015.30
 10:00 - 11:59104 19910.56
 12:00–13:59111 50611.30
 14:00–15:59100 81210.21
 16:00–17:5986 1148.72
 18:00–19:5979 3938.04
 20:00–21:5980 7018.17
 22:00–23:5963 6496.45
Sex
 Male489 38850.43
 Female480 97449.57
Age, years
 60–79559 07356.63
 80–100391 07939.62
 Not indicated37 0383.75
Region
 Urban698 98871.09
 Suburban284 21528.91
Proportion of elderly population
 Low185 38518.86
 Medium469 36747.74
 High328 45133.41
  • Participants with missing sex data (16 828) or missing district data (3987) were respectively excluded in the corresponding analysis.