Hypothermia-Related Deaths — Wisconsin, 2014, and United States, 2003–2013

  title={Hypothermia-Related Deaths — Wisconsin, 2014, and United States, 2003–2013},
  author={Jon G. Meiman and Henry A. Anderson and Carrie D. Tomasallo},
  booktitle={MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report},
Hypothermia is defined as a core body temperature of <95°F (<35°C) and is caused by environmental exposure, drug intoxication, or metabolic or nervous system dysfunction. Exposure to cold is a leading cause of weather-related mortality and is responsible for approximately twice the number of deaths annually as exposure to heat in the United States. To understand the risk factors for hypothermia-related death and improve prevention efforts, during January 1-April 30, 2014, a period of record low… CONTINUE READING