Heat waves and cause-specific mortality at all ages.

@article{Basagaa2011HeatWA,
  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},
  journal={Epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={765-72}
}
BACKGROUND Mortality has been shown to increase with extremely hot ambient temperatures. Details on the specific cause of mortality can be useful for improving preventive policies. Infants are often identified as a population that is vulnerable to extreme heat conditions; however, information on heat and infant mortality is scarce, with no studies reporting on cause-specific mortality. METHODS The study includes all deaths in the Catalonia region of Spain during the warm seasons of 1983-2006… CONTINUE READING
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