Design Population based study. Setting Western Australia, Participants Psychiatric patients registered with mental health services in Western Australia.
Documentation Key Points Between andthe death rate as a direct result of exposure to heat underlying cause of death generally hovered around 0. Overall, a total of more than 9, Americans have died from heat-related causes sinceaccording to death certificates.
For years in which the two records overlap —accounting for those additional deaths in which heat was listed as a contributing factor results in a higher death rate—nearly double for some years—compared with the estimate that only includes deaths where heat was listed as the underlying cause see Figure 1.
The indicator shows a peak in heat-related deaths ina year that was associated with widespread heat waves and was one of the hottest years on record in the contiguous 48 states see the U.
The death rate from heat-related cardiovascular disease ranged from 0. Background When people are exposed to extreme heat, they can suffer from potentially deadly illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Hot temperatures can also contribute to deaths from heart attacks, strokes, and other forms of cardiovascular disease. Unusually hot summer temperatures have become more common across the contiguous 48 states in recent decades 1 see the High and Low Temperatures indicatorand extreme heat events heat waves are expected to become longer, more frequent, and more intense in the future.
Certain population groups already face higher risks of heat-related death, and increases in summertime temperature variability will increase that risk. Children are particularly vulnerable to heat-related illness and death, as their bodies are less able to adapt to heat than adults, and they must rely on others to help keep them safe.
Data also suggest a higher risk among non-Hispanic blacks.
Every death is recorded on a death certificate, where a medical professional identifies the main cause of death also known as the underlying causealong with other conditions that contributed to the death. These causes are classified using a set of standard codes. Dividing the annual number of deaths by the U.
Figure 1 shows heat-related death rates using two methods. One method shows deaths for which excessive natural heat was stated as the underlying cause of death from to The other data series shows deaths for which heat was listed as either the underlying cause or a contributing cause, based on a broader set of data that, at present, can only be evaluated back to For example, in a case where cardiovascular disease was determined to be the underlying cause of death, heat could be listed as a contributing factor because it can make the individual more susceptible to the effects of this disease.
Because excessive heat events are associated with summer months, the — analysis was limited to May through September. Figure 2 offers a closer look at cardiovascular disease deaths for which heat was recorded as a contributing cause. This graph includes deaths due to heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases related to the circulatory system.
Figure 2 shows death rates for the overall population as well as two groups with a higher risk: Indicator Notes Several factors influence the ability of this indicator to estimate the true number of deaths associated with extreme heat events.
It has been well documented that many deaths associated with extreme heat are not identified as such by the medical examiner and might not be correctly coded on the death certificate.Infant Mortality rate: deaths per 1, live births Source: Deaths: Final Data for , tables 1, 3, 13 [PDF – MB] Number of deaths for leading causes of death.
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Authors. Jinfeng Xu, Corresponding author. Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, Risk Management Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore , Singapore.
The Injuries, Illnesses, and Fatalities (IIF) program provides annual information on the rate and number of work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatal injuries, and how these statistics vary by incident, industry, geography, occupation, and other characteristics.
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