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Main Title Mortality Standard for Heat Wave and Cold Wave Episodes.
Author Truppi, Lawrence E. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/D-83-064;
Stock Number PB83-223651
Additional Subjects Stress(Physiology) ; Mortality ; Heat stress ; Cold stress ; Statistical data ; Standards ; United States ; Humans ; Body temperature ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB83-223651 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 7p
Abstract
Estimates of excess human mortality during episodes of extreme temperature in the United States are complicated by serious limitations in available health data. A procedure is developed to avoid the present limitations by generation of a statistical standard of daily expected mortality for specific populations utilizing an available 10-year computer data base. Excess mortality would be the number of observed deaths greater than the standard, coincident with days of extreme heat or cold, with regard to cause classification. Mortality standards are generated and tested for all populations affected by heat waves and cold waves in the periods 1962-1966, 1973-1977.