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Gender differences in adaptation to heat in Spain (1983–2018)
Title: Gender differences in adaptation to heat in Spain (1983–2018)
Authors: Navas-Martín, Miguel ÁngelLópez Bueno, José AntonioAscaso Sánchez, María SoledadSarmiento Suárez, RodrigoFollos Pliego, FernandoVellón Graña, José ManuelMirón Pérez, Isidro JuanLuna Rico, Yolanda ORCID RESEARCHERID SCOPUSID Autor AEMETSánchez Martínez, GerardoCulqui Lévano, Dante R.Linares Gil, CristinaDíaz, D.
Keywords: Adaptation; Vulnerability; Minimum mortality; Temperature; Sex; Gender
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Elsevier; Academic Press
Citation: Environmental Research. 2022, 215(Part 1), 113986
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Abstract: In Spain the average temperature has increased by 1.7 °C since pre-industrial times. There has been an increase in heat waves both in terms of frequency and intensity, with a clear impact in terms of population health. The effect of heat waves on daily mortality presents important territorial differences. Gender also affects these impacts, as a determinant that conditions social inequalities in health. There is evidence that women may be more susceptible to extreme heat than men, although there are relatively few studies that analyze differences in the vulnerability and adaptation to heat by sex. This could be related to physiological causes. On the other hand, one of the indicators used to measure vulnerability to heat in a population and its adaptation is the minimum mortality temperature (MMT) and its temporal evolution.
Sponsorship : The authors wish to thank the funding provided by the ENPY 304/20, ENPY 376/18 and ENPY 107/18 projects of the Carlos III Health Institute III (ISCIII).
ISSN: 0013-9351
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