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|Title:||The relationship of ambient temperature and humidity with mortality on the Maltese Islands 1992-2005|
|Keywords:||Human beings -- Effect of temperature on -- Malta|
Mortality -- Malta
Heat -- Physiological effect -- Malta
Humidity -- Malta
|Citation:||England, K., Camilleri, L., Calleja, N., Debono, R., Porter, S., & Plapp, S. (2010). The relationship of ambient temperature and humidity with mortality on the Maltese Islands 1992-2005. Health Effects of Climate Change in the Maltese Islands, 37-44.|
-Daily mortality rates during winter are higher than during the remaining seasons -
this difference is more conspicuous in persons aged 65 years and over;|
-The optimum average apparent temperature during which mortality rate was at a minimum was found to be around 27°C;
-Mean average apparent temperature during winter during the period 1992-2005 was 11.57oC and average daily mortality rate during this season was 18.07/100000 in persons over 65 years and 0.64/100000 in persons under 65 years. During the summer the mean average apparent temperature was 29.93oC and the average daily mortality rate during this season was 12.46/100000 in persons over 65 years and 0.57/100000 in persons under 65 years.
-At temperatures above 27oC the daily mortality rate increases more rapidly per degree compared to when it drops below 27oC;
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