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  1. Hurricane-related emergency department visits in an inland area : an analysis of the public health impact of hurricane Hugo in North Carolina.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective

    To evaluate the public health impact of a hurricane on an inland area.

    Design

    Descriptive study.

    Setting

    Seven hospital emergency departments.

    Participants

    Patients who were treated from September 22 to October 6, 1989, for an injury or illness related to Hurricane Hugo.

    Intervention

    None.

    Measurements and main results

    Over the two-week study period, 2,090 patients were treated for injuries or illnesses related to the hurricane.

    Of these, 1,833 (88%) were treated for injuries.

    Insect stings and wounds accounted for almost half of the total cases.

    A substantial proportion (26%) of the patients suffering from stings had a generalized reaction (eg, hives, wheezing, or both).

    Nearly one-third of the wounds were caused by chain saws.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Service hospitalier, Urgence, Consultation hospitalière, Ouragan, Homme, Caroline du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude statistique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital ward, Emergency, Hospital consultation, Hurricane, Human, North Carolina, United States, North America, America, Statistical study

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0427941

    Code Inist : 002B27B14C. Création : 199406.