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Table 1 Number of Communes, area and population of the 1895 living zones (LZ) in France.

From: Detection of clusters of a rare disease over a large territory: performance of cluster detection methods

  Mean Minimum Q1 Median Q3 Maximum
Number of Communes per LZ 19.1 1 7 13 24 556
Area (km2) 282.3 0.4 108.8 193 340.2 3863.2
Total population (1999) 30542.0 270 6219.8 9754.5 17 968 9802327
Population 0-14 years (1999) 5453.7 71 1068 1725 3298 1823195
AL incidence rate
(per 100000 person-years)
40.8 0.0 0.0 36.5 58.6 545.9
Expected cases of AL per LZ (1990-2006) 4.1 0.1 0.8 1.3 2.4 1388.3
  1. AL: childhood acute leukemia. Q1: first quartile. Q3: third quartile