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Table 1 Daily counts of injury-related ED visits, ED SS vs. SPARCS, NYC, 2008–2010

From: Utility of a near real-time emergency department syndromic surveillance system to track injuries in New York City

  ED SS daily counts, 2008–2010 SPARCS daily counts, 2008–2010 Correlation coefficient (r)
  3-year Daily Daily 3-year Daily Daily
Injury type Total N Mean (±SD) Median Total N Mean (±SD) Median
Traffic-related injury to pedal cyclist 7841 7.2 (±5.3) 6 20,790 19.0 (±13.2) 16 0.85
Traffic-related injury to pedestrian 17,702 16.2 (±5.8) 16 28,815 26.3 (±8.3) 25 0.67
Traffic-related injury to motor vehicle occupant 126,117 115.1 (±24.3) 114 103,767 94.7 (±19.7) 93 0.82
Fall-related injury 312,234 284.9 (±44.1) 284 526,817 480.7 (±67.3) 478 0.87
Firearm-related injury 4596 4.2 (±3.0) 4 5208 4.8 (±3.2) 4 0.82
Assault-related stabbing injury 13,186 12.0 (±5.7) 11 14,618 13.3 (±6.7) 12 0.76