Heat-related mortality during a 1999 heat wave in Chicago.

  title={Heat-related mortality during a 1999 heat wave in Chicago.},
  author={Mary P. Naughton and Alden Henderson and Maria C Mirabelli and Reinhard K. Kaiser and John L Wilhelm and Stephanie M Kieszak and Carol H. Rubin and Michael A Mcgeehin},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={22 4},
BACKGROUND During the summer of 1999, Chicago's second deadliest heat wave of the decade resulted in at least 80 deaths. The high mortality, exceeded only by a 1995 heat wave, provided the opportunity to investigate the risks associated with heat-related deaths and to examine the effectiveness of targeted heat-relieving interventions. METHODS We conducted a case-control study to determine risk factors for heat-related death. We collected demographic, health, and behavior information for 63… CONTINUE READING
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