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Table 2 Reasons for calls to EMS in 2020 as determined by the GPT-2 model. Calls per day and per motive

From: Trends in reasons for emergency calls during the COVID-19 crisis in the department of Gironde, France using artificial neural network for natural language classification

Motives Before lockdown
(calls per day)
During lockdown
(calls per day))
After lockdown
(calls per day)
Total N = 79,672 N = 49,743 N = 125,218
Main reasons for EMS calls
 Chest pain 5.1 7.2 5.5
 Gastroenteritis and abdominal pain 8.9 7.3 8.2
 Flu-like symptoms and breathing difficulties 20.7 22.7 8.7
 Focal neurologic deficit, stroke 1.3 1.3 1.4
 Road traffic crash (RTC) 2.2 0.9 3.0
 Violence 0.10 0.08 0.13
 Suicide and self-harm 1.3 1.4 1.6
 Injury other than violence, self-harm and RTC 15.0 11.4 19.7
 Pregnancy and delivery problems 1.2 1.3 1.4
 Malaise with loss of consciousness 3.4 2.1 4.0
 Stress and anxiety 3.8 5.5 4.8
 Other reasons 35.4 36.6 41.3
Alcohol intoxication 3.0 2.3 3.9