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Temperature and direct effects on population health in Brisbane, 1986-1995.
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PMID:  18468224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To assess the impact of weather on human mortality, particularly among elderly people and people with diseases, the authors conducted an ecological study in Brisbane, Australia. Correlation and autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) regression analyses assessed the relationship between weather and mortality in the general population and the elderly population (65 years of age and older) over the period 1986-1995. In the summer, both cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality in the elderly population had significant positive correlations with monthly temperatures. In the winter, negative correlations were found between monthly mean maximum temperatures and cardiovascular-disease mortality, and between monthly mean minimum temperatures and respiratory-disease mortality. Regression models were developed for various target populations and produced similar results.
Peng Bi; Kevin A Parton; Jian Wang; Ken Donald
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental health     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0022-0892     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Health     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-12     Completed Date:  2008-07-18     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0405525     Medline TA:  J Environ Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  48-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Adelaide, Discipline of Public Health, Adelaide, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Australia / epidemiology
Cardiovascular Diseases / mortality
Cold Temperature*
Environmental Health
Hot Temperature*
Lung Diseases / mortality

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