TITLE

Nonfatal Sports and Recreation Heat Illness Treated in Hospital Emergency Departments -- United States, 2001--2009

AUTHOR(S)
Gilchrist, Julie; Haileyesus, Tadesse; Murphy, Matthew W.; Yard, Ellen E.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/29/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 29, p977
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the results of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) analysis of the 2001-2009 National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS)-All Injury Program data to examine the incidence of nonfatal sports and recreation heat illness. About 5,946 persons were treated in U.S. emergency departments (EDs) per year due to heat illness acquired from sport or recreational activity participation.
ACCESSION #
63897739

 

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