oa South African Medical Journal - Climate and disease
|Article Title||Climate and disease|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Institute for Biostatistics of the South African Medical Research Council|
|Publication Date||Jun 1978|
|Pages||1051 - 1061|
|Keyword(s)||Cause of death, Climate, Disease, Epidemiology, Mortality, Population data and Seasonal variation|
A summary of the literature shows that there are well-marked seasonal variations in mortality for total deaths, for respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and for diabetes, the mortality ,rate being higher in winter than in summer.
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