Hot temperatures and morbidity : a systematic review and meta–analysis

Turner, Lyle, Barnett, Adrian G., Connell, Des, & Tong, Shilu (2011) Hot temperatures and morbidity : a systematic review and meta–analysis. In IEA World Congress of Epidemiology, 7–11 August 2011, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland.


Extreme temperatures have been shown to have a detrimental effect on health. Hot temperatures can increase the risk of mortality, particularly in people suffering from cardiorespiratory diseases. Given the onset of climate change, it is critical that the impact of temperature on health is understood, so that effective public health strategies can correctly identify vulnerable groups within the population. However, while effects on mortality have been extensively studied, temperature–related morbidity has received less attention. This study applied a systematic review and meta–analysis to examine the current literature relating to hot temperatures and morbidity.

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ID Code: 49252
Item Type: Conference Item (Poster)
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Morbidity , Meta–analysis, Heat effect, Lagged effect, Climate change
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 The Authors
Deposited On: 03 Jun 2012 23:11
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2012 23:11

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