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On the Differential Vulnerability to Heat among Residents of Houston, TX
26 March 2015 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
201 Thomas Bldg.
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Recent epidemiological research has found that increased temperatures are associated with higher rates of non-accidental mortality, emergency room visits, and elevated incidences of disease. Using temperature and mortality data from Houston, Texas as a case study, we show that the effect of heat on mortality is spatially and demographically heterogeneous.  Furthermore, we explore using a spatially varying, non-linear, lagged negative binomial regression model to estimate the relationship between daily temperatures, census variables, and mortality counts.

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