Sociogeographic Variation in the Effects of Heat and Cold on Daily Mortality in Japan

  title={Sociogeographic Variation in the Effects of Heat and Cold on Daily Mortality in Japan},
  author={Chris Fook Sheng Ng and Kayo Ueda and Ayano Takeuchi and Hiroshi Nitta and Shoko Konishi and Rinako Bagrowicz and Chiho Watanabe and Akinori Takami},
  booktitle={Journal of epidemiology},
BACKGROUND Ambient temperature affects mortality in susceptible populations, but regional differences in this association remain unclear in Japan. We conducted a time-series study to examine the variation in the effects of ambient temperature on daily mortality across Japan. METHODS A total of 731 558 all-age non-accidental deaths in 6 cities during 2002-2007 were analyzed. The association between daily mortality and ambient temperature was examined using distributed lag nonlinear models with… CONTINUE READING
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