Risk factors predicting exertional heat illness in male Marine Corps recruits.

@article{Gardner1996RiskFP,
  title={Risk factors predicting exertional heat illness in male Marine Corps recruits.},
  author={John W. Gardner and John A Kark and K Karnei and Josh Sanborn and Ernesto Gastaldo and Peggy Burr and Charles B. Wenger},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={1996},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={939-44}
}
A matched population-based case-control study was conducted on exertional heat illness (EHI) in male Marine Corps recruits in basic training at Parris Island, SC. Physical fitness and anthropometric measurements were obtained for 391 of 528 cases of EHI identified in this population during 1988-1992, and 1467 of 1725 controls matched to cases by initial training platoon. The risk for developing EHI increased with increase in body mass index (BMI = weight.height-2) as measured on arrival and… CONTINUE READING

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