Lightning-related mortality and morbidity in Florida.

  title={Lightning-related mortality and morbidity in Florida.},
  author={P J Duclos and Linda M. Sanderson and Karl C. Klontz},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={105 3},
Cases of lightning-related deaths and injuries that occurred in Florida in 1978-87 were reviewed to determine the factors involved, to quantify the morbidity and mortality related to lightning strikes, and to describe epidemiologically the injuries and circumstances involved. Statewide information on deaths was obtained from death certificates, autopsy reports, and investigative reports. Information about morbidity was obtained from the Florida Hospital Cost Containment Board data base and the… CONTINUE READING