Morbidity and mortality associated with the July 1980 heat wave in St Louis and Kansas City, Mo.

@article{Jones1982MorbidityAM,
  title={Morbidity and mortality associated with the July 1980 heat wave in St Louis and Kansas City, Mo.},
  author={T Stephen Jones and Arthur P. Liang and Edwin M Kilbourne and Marie R. Griffin and Peter A. Patriarca and Steven G. F. Wassilak and Richard J Mullan and Robert F. Herrick and H D Donnell and K C Choi and Stephen B. Thacker},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1982},
  volume={247 24},
  pages={3327-31}
}
The morbidity and mortality associated with the 1980 heat wave in St Louis and Kansas City, Mo, were assessed retrospectively. Heat-related illness and deaths were identified by review of death certificates and hospital, emergency room, and medical examiners' records in the two cities. Data from the July 1980 heat wave were compared with data from July 1978 and 1979, when there were no heat waves. Deaths from all causes in July 1980 increased by 57% and 64% in St Louis and Kansas City… CONTINUE READING
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