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Hypothermia-related deaths--Georgia, January 1996-December 1997, and United States, 1979-1995.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report
Publication Date
Dec 11, 1998
Volume
47
Issue
48
Pages
1037–1040
Identifiers
PMID: 9869074
Source
Medline
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Abstract

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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