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 Hospitalizations due to Heat-related Illnesses, Monthly Counts, May Through September, 2008-2012
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
Count of inpatient hospitalizations or emergency department visits for heat related illnesses among a defined population between
the months of May and September.
Defined population in a specified time interval.
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