Clarifying life lost due to cold and heat: a new approach using annual time series.
Bottom Line: The estimated association between hot years and all-cause mortality was very imprecise and thus inconclusive (effect estimate 1.7%, -2.9% to 6.5%).These estimates were broadly robust to changes in the way temperature and trend were modelled.The estimated association with heat was imprecise, with the CI including magnitudes found in daily studies but also including zero.
Affiliation: London Kent Surrey & Sussex Public Health Training Programme, London, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Our data set comprised 57 annual counts totalling 3 530 280 deaths from natural causes for years from 1949–1950 to 2005–2006. Over the entire period, apart from a sharp increase due to the changed administrative definition of London in January 1966, there is evidence of a gradual decline from about 1970 (figure 1).
Affiliation: London Kent Surrey & Sussex Public Health Training Programme, London, UK.