Table 5

 Distribution of continuous variables among those experiencing, and those not experiencing an event on Monday in the prospective study

VariableMondayMedianp Value*
*Wilcoxon two sample test ; †N = 5796 as weather data were only available from 1985–90.
AgeYes600.30
No61
Total rainfall† (mm)Yes0.750.30
(previous 0–3 days)No0.90
Average temperature† (°C)Yes23.40.23
(previous 0–3 days)No23.2
Number of missingYes10.54
data itemsNo2