On September 11,1992, Hurricane Iniki struck Kauai leaving all residents without electricity and telephone services and damaging 70% of the homes.
This study examined the hypothesis that Hurricane Iniki increased the mortality of Kauai residents by comparing mortality data for the 5 years preceding Hurricane Iniki with mortality data for the 12 months immediately following.
Although the overall mortality rate was increased in the post-lniki period, the only significant increase was in the rate of diabetes mellitus-related deaths (relative risk=2.61,95% confidence interval 1.44-4.74).
Hurricane Iniki did not appear to significantly increase the risk of dying of Kauai residents in the 12 months immediately following the disaster.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ouragan, Hawaï, Polynésie, Océanie, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Cataclysme, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hurricane, Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceania, Mortality, Epidemiology, Natural disaster, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0374558
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 10/04/1997.