Characterizing temperature and mortality in nine California counties.

  title={Characterizing temperature and mortality in nine California counties.},
  author={R. Jothi Basu and Wen-ying Feng and Bart David Ostro},
  volume={19 1},
BACKGROUND Elevated temperature has been associated with increased mortality. Few epidemiologic studies, however, have considered air pollutants as potential confounders or effect modifiers. None has focused on California, where the climate is generally mild and pollution levels tend to be high-an ideal setting to examine the independent effect of temperature from air pollution. METHODS We examined the association between mean daily apparent temperature and nonaccidental mortality in 9… CONTINUE READING