Journal of Biodiversity, Bioprospecting and Development

ISSN: 2376-0214

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Zhi-Ying Zhan


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    Climate Change -2019 : Extended Abstract Title: Effects of ambient temperature on ambulance emergency call-outs in the subtropical city of Shenzhen, China
    Author(s): Zhi-Ying Zhan

    The associations between meteorological factors and mortality have been well documented worldwide, but limited evidence is available for the non-fatal health impacts of ambient temperature, particularly there are few population-based investigations on the impacts of emergency ambulance dispatches in Asia. In this study, based on 809,906 ambulance emergency call-outs (AECOs) for the total population from 2010–2016 in the subtropical city of Shenzhen, China, a Poisson regression combined with a distributed lag nonlinear model was used to simultaneously assess the nonlinear and lag effects of daily mean temperature on AECOs. Stratified analyses by age and sex were performed to identify vulnerable subpopulations. A U-shaped relationship was found between temperature and AECOs. Cold effects were delayed and persisted for 3–4 weeks, with a cumulative relative risk (RR) and 95% c.. Read More»

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