TITLE

Heat Illness Among High School Athletes -- United States, 2005-2009

AUTHOR(S)
Gilchrist, J.; Haileyesus, T.; Murphy, M.; Collins, C.; McIlvain, N.; Yard, E.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;8/20/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 32, p1009
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses heat illness among U.S. high school athletes, based on an analysis of data from the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study for the period 2005-2009 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the findings, time-loss heat illness, defined as dehydration or heat exhaustion/heat stroke, occurred most frequently among football players. It cites that heat-acclimatization guidelines should be implemented by school athletic programs to reduce the risk for such illnesses.
ACCESSION #
54354580

 

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