[Effects of sudden air temperature and pressure changes on mortality in the Czech Republic].

@article{Plavcov2009EffectsOS,
  title={[Effects of sudden air temperature and pressure changes on mortality in the Czech Republic].},
  author={E Plavcov{\'a} and Jan Kysel{\'y}},
  journal={Epidemiologie, mikrobiologie, imunologie : casopis Spolecnosti pro epidemiologii a mikrobiologii Ceske lekarske spolecnosti J.E. Purkyne},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={73-83}
}
We have developed an algorithm for identifying sudden changes in air pressure and temperature over the Czech Republic. Such events were retrieved from the data covering in 1986-2005 and were matched with the daily numbers of all-cause deaths and deaths due to cardiovascular diseases from the national database, separately for the whole population and that aged 70 years and over. Excess daily mortality was determined by calculating deviations of the observed number of deaths from the expected… CONTINUE READING