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Cause specific infant mortality and ambient temperature.

Thu
28
Oct
Time Thursday 28 October, 2021 at 13:00 - 14:00
Place zoom

CANCELLED!

CEDAR seminar with Maria Hiltonen and Johan Junkka.

Title:
Cause specific infant mortality and ambient temperature: A time-series study of Sweden, 1868-1893.

Abstract:
Infants are vulnerable to climate variability, especially in pre-industrial societies where infant mortality was high. However, little is known about how extreme temperature affects cause-specific infant mortality in high mortality settings. We investigate the association between ambient temperature and cause-specific infant mortality.

Parish register data from the Sundsvall region in Northern Sweden covering the period 1860-1900 were used in combination with daily temperature data from Härnösand. Mortality due to water- and food-born diseases, and infectious diseases were modelled as a function of mean temperature exposure in the previous days using Poisson time-series analysis. Preliminary results show a U-shaped association to all-cause mortality, a negative association to mortality from airborne infectious diseases and a positive association to waterborne infectious mortality (WFID). Only WFID show an association to temperature when adjusting for seasonality. 

 

Event type: Seminar
Staff photo Maria Hiltonen
Speaker
Maria Hiltonen
Analyst
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Staff photo Johan Junkka
Speaker
Johan Junkka
Assistant professor
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Mojgan Padyab
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