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The Mortality Impact of the August 2003 Heat Wave in France 1

  title={The Mortality Impact of the August 2003 Heat Wave in France 1},
  author={Laurent Toulemon and Magali Barbieri},
In August 2003 Western Europe suffered from a deadly heat wave. An estimated 15,000 people died in France from the direct effect of the heat wave. The total number of person-years lost has not yet been estimated. Applying an indirect estimation technique to the monthly number of deaths by sex, age and place of residence for the period 1997-2003, a method that can easily be reproduced in other contexts, we estimate the number of years that would have remained to those who died from the heat wave… 

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