The purpose of this study was to compare temperature and two windchill indices with respect to the strength of their association with daily variation in mortality in the Netherlands during 1979 to 1987.
The two windchill indices were those developed by Siple and Passel and by Steadman.
Daily numbers of cause-specific deaths were related to the meteorological variables by means of Poisson regression with control for influenza incidence.
Lag times were taken into account.
Daily variation in mortality, especially mortality from heart disease, was more strongly related to the Steadman windchill index and than to temperature or the Siple and Passel index.
(34.9%, 31.2%, and 31.5%, respectively, of mortality variation explained).
Mots-clés Pascal : Température air, Vent, Epidémiologie, Mortalité, Homme, Condition météorologique, Variation journalière, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air temperature, Wind, Epidemiology, Mortality, Human, Atmospheric condition, Daily variation, Netherlands, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0033535
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.