Using data from a community-based register of heart disease (the WHO MONICA Project) associations between daily temperature, rainfall and other seasonal effects were investigated in relation to fatal coronary events and non-fatal definite myocardial infarctions in an Australian population.
Coronary events, both fatal and non-fatal, were 20-40% more likely to occur in winter and spring than at other times of the year.
Coronary deaths were more likely to occur on days of low temperature (and to a much lesser extent, on days of high temperature).
No differences were found between patterns of sudden and non-sudden deaths (those occurring later after the onset of symptoms) associated with weather conditions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie coronaire, Climat, Facteur milieu, Mortalité, Morbidité, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Température, Variation saisonnière, Epidémiologie, Homme, Australie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Coronary heart disease, Climate, Environmental factor, Mortality, Morbidity, Cardiovascular disease, Temperature, Seasonal variation, Epidemiology, Human, Australia, Oceania
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Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 199406.