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Global climate change: impact of heat waves under different definitions on daily mortality in Wuhan, China

Overview of attention for article published in Global Health Research and Policy, April 2017
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Title
Global climate change: impact of heat waves under different definitions on daily mortality in Wuhan, China
Published in
Global Health Research and Policy, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s41256-017-0030-2
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Yunquan Zhang, Renjie Feng, Ran Wu, Peirong Zhong, Xiaodong Tan, Kai Wu, Lu Ma

Abstract

There was no consistent definition for heat wave worldwide, while a limited number of studies have compared the mortality effect of heat wave as defined differently. This paper aimed to provide epidemiological evidence for policy makers to determine the most appropriate definition for local heat wave warning systems. We developed 45 heat wave definitions (HWs) combining temperature indicators and temperature thresholds with durations. We then assessed the impact of heat waves under various definitions on non-accidental mortality in hot season (May-September) in Wuhan, China during 2003-2010. Heat waves defined by HW14 (daily mean temperature ≥ 99.0th percentile and duration ≥ 3 days) had the best predictive ability in assessing the mortality effects of heat wave with the relative risk of 1.63 (95% CI: 1.43, 1.89) for total mortality. The group-specific mortality risk using official heat wave definition of Chinese Meteorological Administration was much smaller than that using HW14. We also found that women, and the elderly (age ≥ 65) were more susceptible to heat wave effects which were stronger and longer lasting. These findings suggest that region specific heat wave definitions are crucial and necessary for developing efficient local heat warning systems and for providing evidence for policy makers to protect the vulnerable population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 38%
Student > Master 5 21%
Researcher 3 13%
Unspecified 1 4%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 3 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 4 17%
Social Sciences 4 17%
Environmental Science 4 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 June 2018.
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#1,773,452
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#11
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#56,221
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Outputs of similar age from Global Health Research and Policy
#1
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