Excess mortality related to the August 2003 heat wave in France.

@article{Fouillet2006ExcessMR,
  title={Excess mortality related to the August 2003 heat wave in France.},
  author={Anne Fouillet and Gr{\'e}goire Rey and Françoise Laurent and G{\'e}rard Pavillon and St{\'e}phanie Bellec and Chantal Guihenneuc-Jouyaux and Jacqueline Clavel and Eric Jougla and Denis H{\'e}mon},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2006},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={
          16-24
        }
}
OBJECTIVES From August 1st to 20th, 2003, the mean maximum temperature in France exceeded the seasonal norm by 11-12 degrees C on nine consecutive days. A major increase in mortality was then observed, which main epidemiological features are described herein. METHODS The number of deaths observed from August to November 2003 in France was compared to those expected on the basis of the mortality rates observed from 2000 to 2002 and the 2003 population estimates. RESULTS From August 1st to… CONTINUE READING
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