Cold exposure deaths higher in rural western areas of US

March 16, 2015 11:20 AM

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Cold exposure deaths higher in rural western areas of US

Every year, thousands of people die from exposure to the cold across the United States. But there are far more of these cold-related deaths in rural counties in the West than there are in other areas of the country, a new study finds.

About 5,800 people died from exposure to cold from 2010 to 2013, according to the study, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which was published online March 12 in the British Medical Journal.

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