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Hypothermia-related deaths--Georgia, January 1996-December 1997, and United States, 1979-1995.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9869074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although hypothermia-related deaths are prevalent during the winter in states that have moderately cold (e.g., Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania) to severely cold (e.g., Alaska and North Dakota) winters and in states with mountainous or desert terrain (e.g., Arizona, Montana, and New Mexico), hypothermia-related deaths also occur in states with milder climates (e.g., Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina), where weather systems can cause rapid changes in temperature. This report summarizes three hypothermia-related deaths in Fulton County, Georgia, representing persons in the highest risk groups for hypothermia; and summarizes hypothermia-related deaths in Georgia during January 1996-December 1997 and in the United States during 1979-1995.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0149-2195     ISO Abbreviation:  MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep.     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-29     Completed Date:  1998-12-29     Revised Date:  2008-02-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802429     Medline TA:  MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1037-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Georgia / epidemiology
Hypothermia / epidemiology,  mortality*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
United States / epidemiology
Erratum In:
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 1999 Jan 29;48(3):60

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