Imperial College London

ProfessorMajidEzzati

Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Chair in Global Environmental Health
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 0767majid.ezzati Website

 
 
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Location

 

Norfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Parks:2018:10.7554/eLife.35500.001,
author = {Parks, RM and Bennett, J and Foreman, K and Toumi, R and Ezzati, M},
doi = {10.7554/eLife.35500.001},
journal = {eLife},
title = {National and regional seasonal dynamics of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the USA from 1980 to 2016},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.35500.001},
volume = {7},
year = {2018}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - In temperate climates, winter deaths exceed summer ones. However, there is limited information on the timing and the relative magnitudes of maximum and minimum mortality, by local climate, age group, sex and medical cause of death. We used geo-coded mortality data and wavelets to analyse the seasonality of mortality by age group and sex from 1980 to 2016 in the USA and its subnational climatic regions. Death rates in men and women ≥ 45 years peaked in December to February and were lowest in June to August, driven by cardiorespiratory diseases and injuries. In these ages, percent difference in death rates between peak and minimum months did not vary across climate regions, nor changed from 1980 to 2016. Under five years, seasonality of all-cause mortality largely disappeared after the 1990s. In adolescents and young adults, especially in males, death rates peaked in June/July and were lowest in December/January, driven by injury deaths.
AU - Parks,RM
AU - Bennett,J
AU - Foreman,K
AU - Toumi,R
AU - Ezzati,M
DO - 10.7554/eLife.35500.001
PY - 2018///
SN - 2050-084X
TI - National and regional seasonal dynamics of all-cause and cause-specific mortality in the USA from 1980 to 2016
T2 - eLife
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.35500.001
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/63894
VL - 7
ER -