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Environments 2017, 4(4), 71; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments4040071

Relationship between Ambient Temperature and Mental Health in the USA

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School for Engineering of Matter, Transport & Energy, Arizona State University, 501 E Tyler Mall ECG303, Tempe, AZ 85287-6106, USA
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Phelan International LLC, 8525 E San Jacinto Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, USA
This paper was presented at the International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, July 26–28, 2017.
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Received: 7 August 2017 / Revised: 5 October 2017 / Accepted: 6 October 2017 / Published: 8 October 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Risk and Climate Change)
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Climatic variables such as temperature have been shown to correlate with demand for mental health services in other countries. An attempt by the present study to replicate this correlation using existing USA treatment data on mental health was not substantiated. Using annual state-level data from 2007 through 2015, the rate of mental health service utilization per 1000 population was correlated with average temperature and precipitation, while adjusting for Gross Domestic Product (GDP), unemployment, and urbanization. No statistically significant correlation was found. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate; impact; health; temperature; precipitation; unemployment rate; urbanization; gross domestic product; behavioral health climate; impact; health; temperature; precipitation; unemployment rate; urbanization; gross domestic product; behavioral health
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