Heat-related Illness: Static Maps
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- Population Vulnerability: Age
- Under age 5
- Males age 15-34
- Population Vulnerability: Social factors
- Elderly living alone
These maps show the proportion of populations that are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses in Minnesota. Maps are broken down by US Census subdivision.
Population Vulnerability: Age
Under Age 5
Infants and children are more vulnerable to heat because they do not regulate their body temperature as well as adults.
Males age 15 to 34
Young men are prone to heat-related illness, possibly due to their occupation or outdoor hobbies.
Population Vulnerability: Social Factors
Elderly living alone
People age 65 and over who are living alone are vulnerable to heat-related illness because they have more chronic diseases and are less able to regulate their body temperature. Living alone puts them at greater risk for heat-related illnesses, since there is no one to see the signs of heat-related illness and help them.
People of low income are less likely to have or use air-conditioning. They also may lack resources to seek care for heat-related illness.