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OBJECTIVES This study estimated the magnitude of cryptosporidiosis-associated mortality in the Milwaukee vicinity for 2 years following a massive waterborne outbreak. METHODS Death certificates were reviewed. RESULTS During approximately 2 years before the outbreak, cryptosporidiosis was listed as an underlying or contributing cause of death on the(More)
Premature chronic disease mortality continues to be a problem among American Indian populations. To document the chronic disease burden in the Wisconsin American Indian population, age- and sex-specific incidence-density mortality rates for ten chronic diseases (ischemic heart disease, stroke, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cirrhosis, and(More)
Based on a review of Wisconsin suicide methods and rates from 1979 to 1994, firearms have eclipsed all other methods combined as the most common method of suicide. Between 1981 and 1992, the number of firearm suicides increased from 48% to 57%. While the overall suicide rate has remained unchanged in the last 16 years, the firearm suicide rate has increased(More)
This article examines heat-related illnesses and deaths that occurred in Wisconsin during the summer of 1995, which was among the warmest seasons on record. Death certificates that listed heat exposure as a contributing or underlying cause of 154 deaths and ambulance run reports for 454 heat-related emergency calls were analyzed. The time and place of these(More)