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Heat adaptation among the elderly in Spain (1983–2018)
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dc.contributor.authorNavas-Martín, Miguel Ángeles_ES
dc.contributor.authorLópez Bueno, José Antonioes_ES
dc.contributor.authorAscaso Sánchez, María Soledades_ES
dc.contributor.authorFollos Pliego, Fernandoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorVellón Graña, José Manueles_ES
dc.contributor.authorMirón Pérez, Isidro Juanes_ES
dc.contributor.authorLuna Rico, Yolandaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorSánchez Martínez, Gerardoes_ES
dc.contributor.authorLinares Gil, Cristinaes_ES
dc.contributor.authorDíaz, Julioes_ES
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023, 20(2), 1314es_ES
dc.description.abstractThe capacity for adaptation to climate change is limited, and the elderly rank high among the most exposed population groups. To date, few studies have addressed the issue of heat adaptation, and little is known about the long-term effects of exposure to heat. One indicator that allows the ascertainment of a population’s level of adaptation to heat is the minimum mortality temperature (MMT), which links temperature and daily mortality. The aim of this study was to ascertain, firstly, adaptation to heat among persons aged ≥ 65 years across the period 1983 to 2018 through analysis of the MMT; and secondly, the trend in such adaptation to heat over time with respect to the total population. A retrospective longitudinal ecological time series study was conducted, using data on daily mortality and maximum daily temperature across the study period. Over time, the MMT was highest among elderly people, with a value of 28.6 ◦C (95%CI 28.3–28.9) versus 28.2 ◦C (95%CI 27.83–28.51) for the total population, though this difference was not statistically significant. A total of 62% of Spanish provinces included populations of elderly people that had adapted to heat during the study period. In general, elderly persons’ level of adaptation registered an average value of 0.11 (◦C/decade).es_ES
dc.rightsLicencia CC: Reconocimiento CC BYes_ES
dc.subjectPrevention planes_ES
dc.titleHeat adaptation among the elderly in Spain (1983–2018)es_ES
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