The effects of hot and cold temperatures on hospital admissions for respiratory diseases in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil


  • Débora Aparecida da Silva Santos Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT)
  • Amaury de Santos Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)


Introduction: It examined the relationship between temperatures and hospital admissions for respiratory diseases in the city of Campo Grande, Brazil, during 2008-2014. Methods: We used a distributed lag of the nonlinear model (DLNM) to examine the nonlinear effects of temperature on admissions hospital for respiratory diseases by age group. Results: Nonlinear temperature effects were found in hospitalization for respiratory diseases by age group. Both hot and cold effects can last longer - a statistically significant relationship between the extreme temperatures and hospital admissions in all age groups in the gap. The heat had a greater impact on the elderly, while those aged 5-60 years were more sensitive to cold temperatures. The greatest risk of cumulative effects of heat was observed among those over 65 years at lag 0-25 (HR 1.509, 95% CI: 1.209 to 1.883), while those aged 65 years were at greater risk of exposure the extreme temperatures of cold lagged 0-25 (RR 1.482, 95% CI: 1.231 to 1.785). Conclusions: This study provides useful data for policy managers' decisions to better manage the health impacts of hot and cold temperatures.


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Biografia do Autor

Débora Aparecida da Silva Santos, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT)

Enfermeira, Doutora em Recursos Naturais pela Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG). Docente, Adjunto I, Curso de Enfermagem, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (UFMT).

Amaury de Santos, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS)

Doutor, Instituto de Física, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Caixa postal 549, 79070-900, Campo Grande, MS, Brasil. E-mail:


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SANTOS, D. A. da S.; SANTOS, A. de. The effects of hot and cold temperatures on hospital admissions for respiratory diseases in Campo Grande, MS, Brazil. Gaia Scientia, [S. l.], v. 13, n. 4, 2020. Disponível em: Acesso em: 18 abr. 2024.



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