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QuickStats: Number of Heat-Related Deaths,* by Sex — National Vital Statistics System, United States,† 1999–2010§

The figure shows the number of heat-related deaths, by sex in the United States, during 1999-2010, according to the National Vital Statistics System. From 1999 to 2010, a total of 7,415 deaths in the United States, an average of 618 per year, were associated with exposure to excessive natural heat. The highest yearly total of heat-related deaths (1,050) was in 1999 and the lowest (295) in 2004. Approximately 68% of heat-related deaths were among males.

* Deaths attributed to exposure to natural heat, as the underlying and contributing causes of death, are coded as X30 and T67, according to the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision.

U.S. residents only.

§ Data for 2010 are preliminary.

From 1999 to 2010, a total of 7,415 deaths in the United States, an average of 618 per year, were associated with exposure to excessive natural heat. The highest yearly total of heat-related deaths (1,050) was in 1999 and the lowest (295) in 2004. Approximately 68% of heat-related deaths were among males.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 1999–2009. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data_access/vitalstatsonline.htm.

Reported by: Jiaquan Xu, MD, jax4@cdc.gov, 301-458-4086.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the number of heat-related deaths, by sex in the United States, during 1999-2010, according to the National Vital Statistics System. From 1999 to 2010, a total of 7,415 deaths in the United States, an average of 618 per year, were associated with exposure to excessive natural heat. The highest yearly total of heat-related deaths (1,050) was in 1999 and the lowest (295) in 2004. Approximately 68% of heat-related deaths were among males.


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