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On the association between weather variability and total and cause-specific mortality before and during industrialization in Sweden


Abstract Background: While there is ample evidence for health risks associated with heat and other extreme weather events today, little is known about the impact of weather patterns on population health in preindustrial societies.
Objective: To investigate the impact of weather patterns on population health in Sweden before and during industrialization.
Methods: We obtained records of monthly mortality and of monthly mean temperatures and precipitation for Skellefteå parish, northern Sweden, for the period 1800-1950. The associations between monthly total mortality, as well as monthly mortality due to infectious and cardiovascular diseases, and monthly mean temperature and cumulative precipitation were modelled using a time series approach for three... (more)
Created Date 2016-10-05
Contributor Daniel, Oudin Astrom (Author) / Edvinsson, Soren (Author) / Hondula, David (ASU author) / Rocklov, Joacim (Author) / Schumann, Barbara (Author) / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences / School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Series DEMOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
Type Text
Extent 22 pages
Language English
Identifier DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2016.35.33 / ISSN: 1435-9871
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Citation Åström, D. O., Edvinsson, S., Hondula, D., Rocklöv, J., & Schumann, B. (2016). On the association between weather variability and total and cause-specific mortality before and during industrialization in Sweden. Demographic Research, 35, 991-1010. doi:10.4054/demres.2016.35.33
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