Heat Waves and Cause-specific Mortality at all Ages

  title={Heat Waves and Cause-specific Mortality at all Ages},
  author={Xavier Basaga{\~n}a and Claudio Sartini and Jose Barrera-G{\'o}mez and Payam Dadvand and Jordi Cunillera and Bart Ostro and Jordi Sunyer and Mercedes Medina-Ram{\'o}n},
BACKGROUND Mortality has been shown to increase with extremely hot ambient temperatures. [] Key Method Total mortality and infant mortality were stratified into 66 and 8 causes of death, respectively. RESULTS Three consecutive hot days increased total daily mortality by 19%. We calculated that 1.6% of all deaths were attributable to heat. About 40% of attributable deaths did not occur during heat-wave periods. The causes of death that were increased included cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, mental…

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