Apparent temperature and cause-specific mortality in copenhagen, denmark: a case-crossover analysis

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  • Janine Wichmann
  • Zorana Jovanovic Andersen
  • Matthias Ketzel
  • Thomas Ellermann
  • Loft, Steffen
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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)3712-27
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2011

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