The impact of major heat waves on all-cause and cause-specific mortality in France from 1971 to 2003.

@article{Rey2007TheIO,
  title={The impact of major heat waves on all-cause and cause-specific mortality in France from 1971 to 2003.},
  author={Gr{\'e}goire Rey and Eric Jougla and Anne Fouillet and G{\'e}rard Pavillon and Pierre Bessemoulin and Philippe Frayssinet and Jacqueline Clavel and Denis H{\'e}mon},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  year={2007},
  volume={80 7},
  pages={615-26}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to identify the major heat waves (HW) that occurred in France from 1971 to 2003 and describe their impact on all-cause and cause-specific mortality. METHODS Heat waves were defined as periods of at least three consecutive days when the maximum and the minimum temperature, averaged over the whole France, were simultaneously greater than their respective 95th percentile. The underlying causes of death were regrouped into 18 categories. Heatstroke… CONTINUE READING

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