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Goal: Assess the impact of Hurricane Sandy on a range of short- and long-term health outcomes.

Outcome: Using statistical regression models, we analyzed hospital discharge and emergency department data. We found different patterns in risk of injury, mental illness, and other health outcomes across age, sex, and short- and long-term effects.  Understanding how the risk of injury and illness type can vary by demographics and over time can help in disaster preparedness and recovery efforts.