QuickStats: Number of Natural Heat-Related Deaths,* by Sex and Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018
Weekly / July 31, 2020 / 69(30);1006
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* Deaths associated with exposure to natural heat, as the underlying and contributing causes of death, are coded as X30 and T67, excluding code W92 (exposure to excessive heat of manmade origin) according to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, for a total of 726 deaths among males and 282 among females.
In 2018, natural heat exposure was associated with 726 deaths among males and 282 deaths among females. Among males, the highest number of heat-related deaths was for those aged 55–64 years (150) and among females for those aged 65–74 years (58). The lowest numbers were for males (four) and females (two) aged 5–14 years. Approximately 72% of heat-related deaths were among males.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Multiple cause of death data, 1999–2018. https://wonder.cdc.gov/mcd.html.
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Number of Natural Heat-Related Deaths, by Sex and Age Group — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:1006. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6930a6external icon.
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