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What is Hypothermia?

What is Hypothermia?

Hypothermia: Introduction

Types of Hypothermia:

Broader types of Hypothermia:

Who gets Hypothermia?

Profile for Hypothermia: Hypothermia affects older people more often than younger people. (Source: excerpt from Accidental Hypothermia -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

How serious is Hypothermia?

Complications of Hypothermia: see complications of Hypothermia
Deaths for Hypothermia: 0.3 per 100,000 for "excessive cold" in Canada 1997 (86 cases)1

What causes Hypothermia?

Causes of Hypothermia: see causes of Hypothermia
Risk factors for Hypothermia: see risk factors for Hypothermia

What are the symptoms of Hypothermia?

Symptoms of Hypothermia: see symptoms of Hypothermia

Complications of Hypothermia: see complications of Hypothermia

Can anyone else get Hypothermia?

More information: see contagiousness of Hypothermia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Hypothermia

Hypothermia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hypothermia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hypothermia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Hypothermia: see treatments for Hypothermia
Alternative treatments for Hypothermia: see alternative treatments for Hypothermia
Prevention of Hypothermia: see prevention of Hypothermia
Research for Hypothermia: see research for Hypothermia

Society issues for Hypothermia


Hospitalization statistics for Hypothermia: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Hypothermia:

  • 0.00% (892) of hospital consultant episodes were for hypothermia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for hypothermia required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 42% of hospital consultant episodes for hypothermia were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 58% of hospital consultant episodes for hypothermia were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for hypothermia required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 15 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for hypothermia in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Name and Aliases of Hypothermia

Main name of condition: Hypothermia

Other names or spellings for Hypothermia:

low body temperature

Body temperature reduced Source - Diseases Database

Hypothermia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Hypothermia:



Footnotes:
1. Canadian Injury Data, Statistics Canada, 1996-1997
 

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