Bristol floods 1968. Controlled survey of effects on health of local community disaster.

@article{Bennet1970BristolF1,
  title={Bristol floods 1968. Controlled survey of effects on health of local community disaster.},
  author={George C. Bennet},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1970},
  volume={3 5720},
  pages={
          454-8
        }
}
An investigation into the health of people in Bristol flooded in July 1968 was made by means of a controlled survey and a study of mortality rates. There was a 50% increase in the number of deaths among those whose homes had been flooded, with a conspicuous rise in deaths from cancer.Surgery attendances rose by 53%, referrals to hospital and hospital admissions more than doubled. In all respects the men appeared less well able to cope with the experience of disaster than the women. 

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