When people die. Cause of death versus time of death.

Abstract

A sample of 4,920 disease-related deaths from New York City for 1979 (8.7 percent of all relevant data from New York City's files) showed a 60 percent rise in death rate beginning at 2 A.M. and reaching a peak at 8 A.M. A smaller peak was also noted at 6 P.M. The rise in human mortality beginning at 2 A.M. and peaking at 8 A.M. might be explained by… (More)

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