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The effect of temperature on mortality in rural Bangladesh--a population-based time-series study.


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タイトル: The effect of temperature on mortality in rural Bangladesh--a population-based time-series study.
著者: Hashizume, Masahiro / Wagatsuma, Yukiko / Hayashi, Taiichi / Saha, Sajal K / Streatfield, Kim / Yunus, Mohammad
発行日: 2009年12月
出版者: Oxford University Press
引用: International journal of epidemiology, 38(6), pp.1689-1697; 2009
抄録: BACKGROUND: Studies in urban cities have consistently shown evidence of increased mortality in association with hot and cold weather. However, few studies have examined temperature-mortality relationship in the rural areas of developing countries. In this study we therefore aimed to characterize the daily temperature-mortality relationships in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: A generalized linear Poisson regression model was used to regress a time-series of daily mortality for all-cause and selected causes against temperature, controlling for seasonal and interannual variations, day of week and public holidays. A total of 13 270 all-cause deaths excluding external causes for residents under demographic surveillance in Matlab, Bangladesh were available between January 1994 and December 2002. RESULTS: There was a marked increase in all-cause deaths and deaths due to cardiovascular, respiratory and perinatal causes at low temperatures over a lag of 0-13 days. Every 1 degrees C decrease in mean temperature was associated with a 3.2% (95% CI 0.9-5.5) increase in all-cause mortality. However, there was no clear heat effect on all-cause mortality for any of the lags examined. CONCLUSIONS: This study found that daily mortality increased with low temperatures in the preceding weeks, while there was no association found between high temperatures and daily mortality in rural Bangladesh. Preventive measures during low temperatures should be considered especially for young infants.
記述: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in International journal of epidemiology following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version International journal of epidemiology, 38(6), pp.1689-1697; 2009 is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyn376.
キーワード: Bangladesh / Climate / Mortality / Rural / Temperature / Time-series / Weather
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/23883
ISSN: 03005771
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyn376
PubMed ID: 19181749
権利: Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Epidemiological Association © The Author 2009; all rights reserved.
資料タイプ: Journal Article
原稿種類: author
出現コレクション:120 学術雑誌論文

引用URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/23883

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