Environmental temperature and mortality.

  title={Environmental temperature and mortality.},
  author={Simo N{\"a}yh{\"a}},
  journal={International journal of circumpolar health},
  volume={64 5},
  • Simo Näyhä
  • Published 2005 in International journal of circumpolar health
In Finland, mortality increases steeply in autumn, reaches a peak during the Christhmas holidays and declines slowly towards a trough in August. The relative excess in daily mortality (peak vs. trough) is 30% for coronary heart disease, 40% for cerebral vascular accidents and 90% for diseases of the respiratory organs. There is a secondary peak in Midsummer, especially in coronary deaths of working aged men. Mortality is lowest at mean daily temperature of +14 degrees C, and it increases slowly… CONTINUE READING

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