Search for dissertations about: "temperature-related mortality"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words temperature-related mortality.

  1. 1. On temperature-related mortality in an elderly population and susceptible groups

    Author : Daniel Oudin Åström; Joacim Rocklöv; Paul Wilkinson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Heat-related mortality; attribution; elderly; susceptible groups; Occupational and Environmental Medicine; arbets- och miljömedicin;

    Abstract : Background: Climate change has increased the frequency, intensity, duration, and spatial extent of some extreme weather events, for instance heat waves. Societies today are experiencing an ongoing change in the population structure yielding an increasing proportion elderly due to increased longevity, resulting in higher prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases. READ MORE

  2. 2. Making visible the invisible : Health risks from environmental exposures among socially deprived populations of Nairobi, Kenya

    Author : Thaddaeus Wandera Egondi; Joacim Rocklöv; Nawi Ng; Remare Ettarh; Patrick Kinney; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; air pollution; urban health; temperature-related mortality; particulate matter; exposure assessment; child health; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: Most countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are experiencing a high rate of ur­banization accompanied with unplanned development resulting into sprawl of slums. The weath­er patterns and air pollution sources in most urban areas are changing with significant effects on health. READ MORE

  3. 3. The effect of temperature on trophic interactions : Implications for the population dynamics of a forest pest insect in a warmer climate

    Author : Ida Kollberg; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Increase in temperature related to climate change will have consequences on the performance of organisms. Insects could be expected to respond more than other organism groups because they are ectotherms. READ MORE