Diurnal Temperature Range in Relation to Daily Mortality and Years of Life Lost in Wuhan, China
AbstractDiurnal temperature range (DTR) is an important meteorological indicator associated with global climate change, and has been linked with mortality and morbidity in previous studies. To date, however, little evidence has been available regarding the association of DTR with years of life lost (YLL). This study aimed to evaluate the DTR-related burden on both YLL and mortality. We collected individual records of all registered deaths and daily meteorological data in Wuhan, central China, between 2009 and 2012. For the whole population, every 1 °C increase in DTR at a lag of 0–1 days was associated with an increase of 0.65% (95% CI: 0.08–1.23) and 1.42 years (−0.88–3.72) for mortality and YLL due to non-accidental deaths, respectively. Relatively stronger DTR-mortality/YLL associations were found for cardiovascular deaths. Subgroup analyses (stratified by gender, age, and education level) showed that females, the elderly (75+ years old), and those with higher education attainment (7+ years) suffered more significantly from both increased YLL and mortality due to large DTR. Our study added additional evidence that short-term exposure to large DTR was associated with increased burden of premature death using both mortality incidence and YLL. View Full-Text
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Zhang, Y.; Yu, C.; Yang, J.; Zhang, L.; Cui, F. Diurnal Temperature Range in Relation to Daily Mortality and Years of Life Lost in Wuhan, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 891.
Zhang Y, Yu C, Yang J, Zhang L, Cui F. Diurnal Temperature Range in Relation to Daily Mortality and Years of Life Lost in Wuhan, China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(8):891.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhang, Yunquan; Yu, Chuanhua; Yang, Jin; Zhang, Lan; Cui, Fangfang. 2017. "Diurnal Temperature Range in Relation to Daily Mortality and Years of Life Lost in Wuhan, China." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 8: 891.
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