The influence of pre-existing health conditions on short-term mortality risks of temperature: Evidence from a prospective Chinese elderly cohort in Hong Kong.

@article{Sun2016TheIO,
  title={The influence of pre-existing health conditions on short-term mortality risks of temperature: Evidence from a prospective Chinese elderly cohort in Hong Kong.},
  author={Shengzhi Sun and Linwei Tian and Hong Qiu and Kawai Anita Chan and Hilda Tsang and Robert Tang and Ruby Siu-yin Lee and Thuan-Quoc Thach and Chit Ming Wong},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2016},
  volume={148},
  pages={
          7-14
        }
}
BACKGROUND Both cold and hot temperatures are associated with adverse health outcomes. Less is known about the role of pre-existing medical conditions to confer individual's susceptibility to temperature extremes. METHODS We studied 66,820 subjects aged ≥65 who were enrolled and interviewed in all the 18 Elderly Health Centers of Department of Health, Hong Kong from 1998 to 2001, and followed up for 10-13 years. The distributed lag nonlinear model (DLNM) combined with a nested case-control… CONTINUE READING
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