Shifts in mortality during a hot weather event in Vancouver, British Columbia: rapid assessment with case-only analysis.

@article{Kosatsky2012ShiftsIM,
  title={Shifts in mortality during a hot weather event in Vancouver, British Columbia: rapid assessment with case-only analysis.},
  author={Tom Kosatsky and Sarah B Henderson and Sue L. Pollock},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 12},
  pages={2367-71}
}
OBJECTIVES We assessed shifts in patterns of mortality during a hot weather event in greater Vancouver, British Columbia. METHODS We used a case-only analysis to compare characteristics of individuals who died during the hottest week of 2009 with those who died (1) during earlier summer weeks in 2009 and (2) during the same calendar weeks in the summers of 2001 through 2008. RESULTS Compared with the 8 previous weeks of 2009, odds of mortality during the summer's hottest week were highest… CONTINUE READING

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