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A study of intracity variation of temperature-related mortality and socioeconomic status among the Chinese population in Hong Kong.

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BACKGROUND: Hong Kong, a major city in China, has one of the world's highest income inequalities and one of the world's highest average increases in urban ambient temperatures. Heat-related mortality in urban areas may vary with acclimatisation and population characteristics. This study examines how the effect of temperature on mortality is associated with sociodemographic characteristics at an intracity level in Hong Kong, China, during the warm season. METHODS: Data from the Hong Kong Obse...

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10.1136/jech.2008.085167

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine
Goggins, WB More by this author
Griffiths, SM More by this author
Journal:
Journal of epidemiology and community health
Volume:
66
Issue:
4
Pages:
322-327
Publication date:
2012-04-05
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EISSN:
1470-2738
ISSN:
0143-005X
URN:
uuid:c531e23b-02ca-4239-aaf9-6c4f330a41f0
Source identifiers:
351894
Local pid:
pubs:351894

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