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Mortality in Chicago Attributed to the July 1995 Heat Wave

Date: 2020-01-08      View counts: 57    

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Language
English
Author
Steven Whitman
Journal
American Journal of Public Health
Class
Heat waves
Year
1997
Paper Keyword
Causes of Death, Climate Seasonal Variation, Excess Mortality Age Factors, Ethnic Groups Differential Mortality, Developed Countries Mortality Population Dynamics
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed mortality associated with the mid-July 1995 heat wave in Chicago. METHODS: Analyses focused on heat-related deaths, as designated by the medical examiner, and on the number of excess deaths. RESULTS: In July 1995, there were 514 heat-related deaths and 696 excess deaths. People 65 years of age or older were overrepresented and Hispanic people underrepresented. During the most intense heat (July 14 through 20), there were 485 heat-related deaths and 739 excess deaths. CONCLUSIONS: The methods used here provide insight into the great impact of the Chicago heat wave on selected populations, but the lack of methodological standards makes comparisons across geographical areas problematic.
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