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Weather, pollution, and acute myocardial infarction in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

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BACKGROUND: Several previous studies examined the association between acute myocardial infarction (AMI) incidence and temperature and/or air pollution. Results of these studies have been inconsistent and few studies have been done in cities with sub-tropical or tropical climates. METHODS: Daily data on AMI hospitalizations, mean temperature and humidity, and pollutants, were collected for 2000-2009 for three warm-climate Asian cities. Poisson Generalized Additive Models were used to regress d...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
International journal of cardiology
Volume:
168
Issue:
1
Pages:
243-249
Publication date:
2013-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1874-1754
ISSN:
0167-5273
URN:
uuid:a18d41ec-ea9c-493b-a224-c09d53f2cac9
Source identifiers:
354274
Local pid:
pubs:354274

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