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New Jersey Heat Stress Emergency Department Visits 2015

origin_of_data: NJ EPHT Project Staff
origin_of_data: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
publication_date: 201608
indicator_title: New Jersey Heat Stress Emergency Department Visits 2015
link_to_dataset: NONE
abstract: This dataset contains case counts of heat stress emergency department visits from May through September among New Jersey residents for the year 2015. These data are stratified by year and month of ED visit, county of residence, age and sex.
purpose: This data set contributes to the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. The EPHT cooperative agreement states that "by September 30, 2008 [all grantees must] track and make available core environmental health tracking measures on the State and National EPHT Network [including] data/information on key water contaminants, as defined through the Content workgroup process." The Content Workgroup Hospitalization Team identified health outcomes of concern for the national EPHT program, identified nationally consistent data sources, and developed nationally consistent indicators and measures. ED visits can be examined by year and age group at a county level.
supplemental_data_info: These data have been de-identified to protect patient confidentiality.
beginning_date_in_dataset: 20150501
end_date_of_dataset: 20150930
publication_date_of_dataset: Time Period End Date
dataset_status: Complete
update_frequency: Annually
westbound_coordinate: -75.559791000000004
eastbound_coordinate: -73.893980999999997
northbound_coordinate: 41.357427000000001
southbound_coordinate: 38.928767999999998
themekey_type: PH_DiseaseClassification_ICD-9CM
theme_keyword: Heat stroke and sunstroke; 9920, Heat syncope; 9921, Heat cramps; 9922, Heat exhaust-anhydrotic; 9923, Heat exhaust-salt deple; 9924, Heat exhaustion NOS; 9925, Heat fatigue transient; 9926, Heat edema; 9927, Heat effect NEC; 9928, Heat effect NOS; 9929, Excessive heat: weather; E9000, Excessive heat NOS; E9009,
themekey_type: NONE
theme_keyword: Heat illness; Heat stroke; Hyperthermia; Heat stress; Sun stroke; Heat collapse; Heat cramp; Heat exhaustion from water depletion; Heat exhaustion from salt depletion; Heat exhaustion, unspecified; Other specified heat effects; Unspecified effects of heat and light; Health effect caused by excessive heat due to weather; ictus solaris; Effect from unknown cause of excessive heat; Heat stress emergency department visits; emergency department visits; Heat stress emergency room visits
themekey_type: Topic Category
theme_keyword: Health
place_keyword: New Jersey, NJ, 34
place_keyword: Atlantic, 34001, Bergen, 34003, Burlington, 34005, Camden, 34007, Cape May, 34009, Cumberland, 34011, Essex, 34013, Gloucester, 34015, Hudson, 34017, Hunterdon, 34019, Mercer, 34021, Middlesex, 34023, Monmouth, 34025, Morris, 34027, Ocean, 34029, Passaic, 34031, Salem, 34033, Somerset, 34035, Sussex, 34037, Union, 34039, Warren, 34041
access_constraints_to_data: NONE
use_constraints_of_data: These are aggregate summary measures of heat stress ED visits for 2015. Data should not be used in epidemiologic investigations of health outcome and environmental linkages.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
hours_of_operation: M-F; 9AM - 5PM EST
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
hours_of_operation: M-F; 9AM - 5PM EST
security_system: None
security_classification: None
security_handling_procedure: NONE
native_dataset_environment: The original data were provided to NJEPHT in ASCII delimited format and then converted to a SAS 9 dataset.
GIS_notes: NONE
data_completeness: Data for all New Jersey ED visits are complete and verified between May 1, 2015 and September 30, 2015.
data_processing_step_description: Complete record-level UB data received from Health Care Quality Assessment database in delimited ASCII format.
data_processing_step_date: 201607
data_processing_step_description: Data imported into SAS format and required fields extracted from UB dataset. Records were deduplicated. Dataset formatted to include variable names and layout required for NCDM creation via CDC-supplied SAS processing code. Guides for all NCDM creation are located within the Document Library on the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Sharepoint site.
data_processing_step_date: 201607
data_processing_step_description: SAS code run to create NCDM files
data_processing_step_date: 201608
data_dictionary: AGEGROUP coding scheme: 1=0-4 years 2=5-9 years 3=10-14 years 4=15-19 years 5=20-24 years 6=25-29 years 7=30-34 years 8=35-39 years 9=40-44 years 10=45-49 years 11=50-54 years 12=55-59 years 13=60-64 years 14=65-69 years 15=70-74 years 16=75-79 years 17=80-84 years 18=85+ years 19=unknown SEX coding scheme: M=Male F=Female U=Unknown RACEETHNICITYREPORTED coding scheme: 1=yes separate 2=yes combined 3=no ETHNICITY coding scheme: H=Hispanic NH=non-Hispanic U=Unknown RACE coding scheme: W=White B=Black U=Unknown OUTOFSTATEEXCLUSION coding scheme: 1=Yes 2=No TRANSFEREXCLUSION coding scheme: 1=Yes 2=No EXCLUSIONMETHOD coding scheme: 1=Unique ID 2=Source of admission 3=Disposition 9=Non-applicable HEALTHOUTCOMEID coding scheme: 1=Asthma 2=Not Applicable (value not in dataset and skipped intentionally) 3=Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 4=Heat Stress 5=COPD Note: Heat stress cases within this dataset are those presenting to the emergency department between May 1 and September 30.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
hours_of_operation: M-F; 9AM - 5PM EST
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
hours_of_operation: M-F; 9AM - 5PM EST
data_file_spec_info: Filename: Heat ED_2015.xml; File size: Please contact NJEPHT Project Staff for additional file and size information.
data_use_liability: In preparation of data, every effort has been made to offer the most current, and correct data possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors in data may occur. The NJEPHTN and National EPHTN disclaim any responsibility for data errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained within the HCQA database. The state and national EPHTN also reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice. A deviation from the standard EPHT NCDMs exists for heat stress related emergency department (ED) visits in New Jersey. Due to the way data are entered into the state's data collection system, it is not possible to identify ED visits for individuals who were initially treated at a given hospital's emergency department and subsequently hospitalized as an inpatient. This deviation creates an under-counting of ED visits when compared with the standard EPHT ED NCDMs. This difference has been acknowledged since the inception of the EPHT data submission process, and has been approved by NJ's project officer. NJ EPHT's published ED NCDMs match the interactive query modules on NJSHAD.
data_request_info: These data are distributed through the national environmental public health tracking portal.
contact_person: NJ EPHT Project Staff
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office #465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4984
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
hours_of_operation: M-F; 9AM - 5PM EST
contact_person: NJEPHT Metadata Coordinator
contact_organization: NJ Department of Health
address_type: Physical
address: 135 East State Street 4th Floor, Rear Office # 465
city: Trenton
state: NJ
ZIP_code: 08625
country: United States of America
telephone_number: 609-826-4972
e-mail: nj.epht@doh.nj.gov
hours_of_operation: M-F; 9AM - 5PM EST
metadata_standard_name: EPHTN Tracking Network Profile Version 1.2
metadata_access_constraints: NONE
metadata_use_constraints: NONE