Impact of heat wave in 2005 on mortality in Guangzhou, China.

  title={Impact of heat wave in 2005 on mortality in Guangzhou, China.},
  author={Jun Yang and Hua Zhang Liu and Chun-quan Ou and Guo Zhen Lin and Yan Ding and Qin Zhou and Ji Chuan Shen and Ping Yan Chen},
  journal={Biomedical and environmental sciences : BES},
  volume={26 8},
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of the heat wave in 2005 on mortality among the residents in Guangzhou and to identify susceptible subpopulations in Guangzhou, China. METHODS The data of daily number of deaths and meteorological measures from 2003 to 2006 in Guangzhou were used in this study. Heat wave was defined as ⋝7 consecutive days with daily maximum temperature above 35.0 °C and daily mean temperature above the 97th percentile during the study period. The excess deaths and rate ratio (RR… CONTINUE READING

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