heat-related death


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heat-related death

Forensic medicine A death with a core body temperature ≥ 40.6ºC/105ºF with no other reasonable explanation of death At-risk groups Elderly, those living alone, alcoholics. See Heat wave.
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A less intense heat wave in August 2007 resulted in 13 fatalities, while the majority of those treated at hospitals were of working age (26-50) and were working outside when they experienced heat stress (Pence & Stefkovich, 2008), suggesting the demographics of heat-related deaths may be changing.
1,2) A recent meta-analysis showed that both environmental factors, such as the absence of air conditioning, and population risk factors, such as having cardiovascular or psychiatric co-morbidities, increase the probability of heat-related deaths.
Heat-Related Deaths Among Crop Workers--United States, 1992-2006 by R.
In fact, judging solely from the citywide statistics, one might conclude that race was the overriding risk factor for heat-related deaths that summer.
Heat waves kill more persons, on average, than any other extreme weather event in the United States (1), and additional heat-related deaths are caused by hot weather not classified as heat waves (2).
The study considered 10 different health events: all-cause mortality; cardiovascular (CVD) mortality, hospitalizations, and emergency department (ED) visits; heat-related deaths, hospitalizations, and ED visits; and mortality, hospitalizations, and ED visits for conditions that are consequences of heat and dehydration.
He said there was one other heat-related death in the 801,000 acre park this year but said fatalities are very rare for the area, which is about the size of Rhode Island.
One heat-related death was reported at Dubai Hospital and another person had to be resuscitated at the Trauma Centre after heat exhaustion on July 8.
Data aggregated into 5-year periods indicated that heat-related death rates among crop workers might be increasing; however, trend analysis did not indicate a statistically significant increase.
The county Coroner's Office confirmed Monday the second heat-related death in a one-week period -- that of a 98-year-old woman in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.