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Seasons, temperature and coronary disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8225736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using data from a community-based register of heart disease (the WHO MONICA Project) associations between daily temperature, rainfall and other seasonal effects were investigated in relation to fatal coronary events and non-fatal definite myocardial infarctions in an Australian population. Coronary events, both fatal and non-fatal, were 20-40% more likely to occur in winter and spring than at other times of the year. Coronary deaths were more likely to occur on days of low temperature (and to a much lesser extent, on days of high temperature). No differences were found between patterns of sudden and non-sudden deaths (those occurring later after the onset of symptoms) associated with weather conditions. Statistical models allowing simultaneously for longer-term seasonal effects and daily temperature effects suggested that both exist. These results suggest that avoiding temperature stress could lead to reductions in the annual peaks in coronary events.
F Enquselassie; A J Dobson; H M Alexander; P L Steele
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of epidemiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0300-5771     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1993 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-06     Completed Date:  1993-12-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802871     Medline TA:  Int J Epidemiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  632-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Community Health, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / epidemiology*
Logistic Models
Middle Aged
Models, Statistical*
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology,  mortality*
New South Wales / epidemiology
Odds Ratio
Population Surveillance*
Risk Factors

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