Apparent temperature and cause-specific mortality in copenhagen, Denmark: A case-crossover analysis

Janine Wichmann*, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, Matthias Ketzel, Thomas Ellermann, Steffen Loft

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    Abstract

    Temperature, a key climate change indicator, is expected to increase substantially in the Northern Hemisphere, with potentially grave implications for human health. This study is the first to investigate the association between the daily 3-hour maximum apparent temperature (Tapp max), and respiratory, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular mortality in Copenhagen (1999-2006) using a case-crossover design. Susceptibility was investigated for age, sex, socio-economic status and place of death. For an inter-quartile range (7 °C) increase in Tapp max, an inverse association was found with cardiovascular mortality 7% 95% CI 13%; 1%) and none with respiratory and cerebrovascular mortality. In the cold period all associations were inverse, although insignificant.

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)3712-3727
    Antal sider16
    TidsskriftInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
    Vol/bind8
    Udgave nummer9
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 2011

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