Exposure to Forces of Nature (Weather) Diagnosis Codes - Kansas Department of Health and Environment

This syndrome was created to capture cases where the "exposure to forces of nature" diagnosis codes are sent. This was created as a starting place for weather surveillance and should capture all weather-related events that are explicitly stated and diagnosed. Please note that if your region receives a lot of sun, the primary case counts in this syndrome definition will be sunburns. KDHE has uploaded a second similar syndrome that excludes these cases.

Syndromic Surveillance System - ESSENCE

Data Source - Emergency Room Visits

Fields Used - Discharge Diagnosis History

Surveillance System: 
Syndrome Definition: 

X30 OR X31 OR X32 OR X33 OR X34 OR X35 OR X36 OR X37 OR X38 OR X39

Attached Syntax Platform: 
Submitting Author Organization: 
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Submitting Author Email: 
Syndrome Category: 

October 27, 2017

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