Assessment of the temperature effect on childhood diarrhea using satellite imagery

Xu, Zhiwei, Liu, Yang, Ma, Zongwei, Toloo, Sam, Hu, Wenbiao, & Tong, Shilu (2014) Assessment of the temperature effect on childhood diarrhea using satellite imagery. Scientific Reports, 4, pp. 5389-1.

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Abstract

A quasi-Poisson generalized linear model combined with a distributed lag non-linear model was used to quantify the main effect of temperature on emergency department visits (EDVs) for childhood diarrhea in Brisbane from 2001 to 2010. Residual of the model was checked to examine whether there was an added effect due to heat waves. The change over time in temperature-diarrhea relation was also assessed. Both low and high temperatures had significant impact on childhood diarrhea. Heat waves had an added effect on childhood diarrhea, and this effect increased with intensity and duration of heat waves. There was a decreasing trend in the main effect of heat on childhood diarrhea in Brisbane across the study period. Brisbane children appeared to have gradually adapted to mild heat, but they are still very sensitive to persistent extreme heat. Development of future heat alert systems should take the change in temperature-diarrhea relation over time into account.

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ID Code: 74390
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1038/srep05389
ISSN: 2045-2322
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
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