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Relationship between the Number of Deaths Due to Renal Failure and Air Temperature Parameters in Hokkaido and Okinawa Prefectures, Japan

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Department of Hygiene, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Miki, Kagawa 761-0793, Japan
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Sakaide City Hospital, Sakaide, Kagawa 762-8550, Japan
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Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, Miki, Kagawa 761-0793, Japan
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Received: 24 November 2020 / Revised: 20 January 2021 / Accepted: 1 February 2021 / Published: 4 February 2021
Background: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between the number of deaths due to renal failure and air temperature parameters in Hokkaido (the northernmost region) and Okinawa (the southernmost region) prefectures, Japan. Methods: Monthly data on the number of deaths due to renal failure between January 2008 and December 2016 and annual population data were collected from the Hokkaido and Okinawa official prefecture websites. Air temperature parameters were obtained from the Japan Meteorological Agency. The relationship between the number of deaths due to renal failure and air temperature parameters was evaluated by an ecological study. Results: The number of deaths due to renal failure (per 100,000 people/month) in Hokkaido and Okinawa were 2.28 ± 0.30 and 1.17 ± 0.31. In Hokkaido, the number of deaths due to renal failure negatively correlated with air temperature parameters in both sexes. The number of deaths due to renal failure was significantly higher in January than from June to September in all subjects. However, in Okinawa, no significant difference was observed among months. Conclusions: The present results suggest that the relationship between the number of deaths due to renal failure and air temperature parameters differs between Hokkaido and Okinawa. View Full-Text
Keywords: Hokkaido; Okinawa; renal failure; air temperature; ecological study Hokkaido; Okinawa; renal failure; air temperature; ecological study
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Mori, Y.; Suzuki, H.; Miyatake, N.; Bando, M.; Kinoshita, H.; Tanaka, N.; Okada, S. Relationship between the Number of Deaths Due to Renal Failure and Air Temperature Parameters in Hokkaido and Okinawa Prefectures, Japan. Epidemiologia 2021, 2, 68-74. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/epidemiologia2010006

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Mori Y, Suzuki H, Miyatake N, Bando M, Kinoshita H, Tanaka N, Okada S. Relationship between the Number of Deaths Due to Renal Failure and Air Temperature Parameters in Hokkaido and Okinawa Prefectures, Japan. Epidemiologia. 2021; 2(1):68-74. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/epidemiologia2010006

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Mori, Yoshiro, Hiromi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Miyatake, Masaki Bando, Hiroshi Kinoshita, Naoko Tanaka, and Setsuo Okada. 2021. "Relationship between the Number of Deaths Due to Renal Failure and Air Temperature Parameters in Hokkaido and Okinawa Prefectures, Japan" Epidemiologia 2, no. 1: 68-74. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/epidemiologia2010006

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