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Table 2 General characteristics of non-hospitalized patients

From: Acute Symptoms after a Community Hydrogen Fluoride Spill

Characteristic Number %
Age(years)   
   0–9 109 5.8
   10–19 80 4.2
   20–29 338 17.9
   30–39 575 30.4
   40–49 400 21.2
   50–59 253 13.4
   ≥60 135 7.1
Gender   
   Male 997 52.8
   Female 893 47.2
First visit to the outpatient department   
   Occupational and environmental medicine 1528 80.8
   Pediatrics 136 7.2
   Internal medicine, Pulmonology 130 6.9
   Emergency medicine 55 2.9
   Ophthalmologic medicine 22 1.1
   Otorhinolaryngology 11 0.6
   Others 9 0.6
Exposure characteristics   
   Adjacent residents 205 11.2
   Other residents 575 31.5
   Workers 728 39.9
   Firefighters 38 2.1
   Police and public officials 66 3.6
   Others 211 11.6
Location at the time of the accident   
   Indoor 922 80.4
   Outdoor 219 19.1
   Others 6 0.5
Time of first hospital visit   
   Within 3 days 176 9.3
   After 4 days 1714 90.7
Distance from the place of the accident spot   
   Under 100 m 227 14.6
   100 m-1 km 721 46.5
   Over 1 km 603 38.9