DCSIMG

Indicator Profile of Hospitalization and Emergency Department Visits for Heat Related Illnesses

Why Is This Important?

The relationship between extreme heat and increased daily morbidity is well established. This indicator captures inpatient hospital admissions or emergency department visits for heat-related illness or hyperthermia.

New Jersey Heat-related Illnesses, Monthly Hospitalization Counts, May Through September, 2008-2012

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Data Notes

Incidence rates per 100,000 population are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (18 age groups: <5, 5-9, ... , 80-84, 85+). 

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Definition

Count or rate of hospitalization and emergency department visits for heat-related illnesses for a defined population in a specified time interval. Cases were selected using the following ICD-9 codes: 992.0 - 992.9, E900.0, or E900.9 as a primary diagnosis, injury cause, or other diagnosis for occurrences during the months of May through September. Cases were excluded if a man-made source of heat (ICD-9 E900.1) was listed.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Count of inpatient hospitalizations or emergency department visits for heat related illnesses among a defined population between the months of May and September.
Denominator: Defined population in a specified time interval.

Page Content Updated On 04/10/14, Published on 04/10/14
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Content updated: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:00:44 EDT