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Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2021;32(4): 299-306.
기상 요소와 자살 시도 후 일개 응급의료센터로 내원한 환자 수 사이의 연관성
명재영1, 이준영1 , 박상현2 , 우선희1 , 김대희1 , 설승환1 , 이운정1
1가톨릭대학교 인천성모병원 응급의학과
2가톨릭대학교 여의도성모병원 응급의학과
The association between the meteorological factors and the daily number of patients who visited an emergency department after suicide attempts
Jae Yeong Myeong1, Juneyoung Lee1 , Sang Hyun Park2 , Seon Hee Woo1 , Daehee Kim1 , Seung Hwan Seol1 , Woon Jeong Lee1
1Department of Emergency Medicine, Incheon St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Incheon, Korea
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Correspondence  Juneyoung Lee ,Tel: 032-280-6116, Fax: 032-280-6120, Email: phantomspike@gmail.com,
Received: June 29, 2020; Revised: September 7, 2020   Accepted: November 11, 2020.  Published online: August 31, 2021.
ABSTRACT
Objective:
This study was conducted to investigate the association between meteorological factors and the number of patients who visited an emergency department after suicide attempts daily.
Method:
We conducted a retrospective analysis study of 359 patients who visited an emergency department after suicide attempts from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016. We used the Poisson regression model to analyze the association.
Results:
Three hundred and fifty-nine patients were enrolled in this study. According to the Poisson regression analysis, the average temperature on the day of visit (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 1.038; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.018-1.058), relative humidity (aOR, 0.987; 95% CI, 0.976-0.997), and solar radiation (aOR, 0.965; 95% CI, 0.939-0.993) were meteorological factors associated with the daily number of patients in the non-violent suicidal attempt group.
Conclusion:
This study showed that meteorological factors are associated with the number of patients who visited an emergency department after suicide attempts daily.
Key words: Meteorological concepts; Suicide; Risk factors
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