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Title: Impact of climate variability on human health: A pilot study in tertiary care hospital of eastern Uttar Pradesh, India
Authors: Mall R.K.
Singh N.
Prasad R.
Tompkins A.
Gupta, Akhilesh Kumar
Published in: Mausam
Abstract: This study is an attempt to find out the effect of climate variables on respiratory, cardiovascular, vector-borne and diarrheal diseases from 2004-2013 carried out at Sir Sunder Lal hospital, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh with focus on eastern Uttar Pradesh. The study shows that cases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and Cardiovascular Disorders (CVD) didn’t show any significant relation with any of the climate variables. With increase of 1 °C mean maximum monthly temperature the estimated decrease in number of Tuberculosis (TB) patients was 4 (95% CI = 4.95-3.05) while a 1°C increase in minimum monthly temperature showed increase of TB patients by 4 (95% CI = 4.95-3.05). One percent increase of monthly averaged relative humidity is estimated to increase the one pneumonia patients (95% CI = 1.95-0.05) at any given month. One-degree increase in given monthly temperature will increase the load of one diarrhea patients (95% CI = 1.95-0.05) monthly. Dengue and Malaria patients showed increasing monthly malaria cases by 5 (95% CI = 5.95-4.05) with 1ËšC rise in minimum monthly temperature and by 1 patient (95% CI = 1.95-0.05) with increase in 1% relative humidity. Encephalitis showed an increase of one patient load (95% CI = 1.95-0.05) with monthly increase of 1°C in maximum temperature. The study shows advance knowledge of health information, on timescales of seasons to decades ahead, would aid effective planning of health response measures and infrastructure at local and regional scale. © 2017, India Meteorological Department. All rights reserved.
Citation: Mausam (2017), 68(3): 429-438
URI: http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/11662
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: India Meteorological Department
Keywords: Climate change
Climate variability
Extreme events
Human health
ISSN: 2529416
Author Scopus IDs: 8158084700
55257540000
35183944700
7003406400
55491955100
Author Affiliations: Mall, R.K., DST-Mahamana Centre of Excellence in Climate Change Research, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, BHU, Varanasi, India
Singh, N., DST-Mahamana Centre of Excellence in Climate Change Research, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, BHU, Varanasi, India
Prasad, R., Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India
Tompkins, A., Earth System Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Gupta, A., Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India
Funding Details: DST-Mahamana Centre of Excellence in Climate Change Research, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, BHU, Varanasi, India *Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, India **Earth System Physics, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy ***Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India (Received 21January 2016, Accepted 8 February 2017) e mail : mall_raj@rediffmail.com;Authors thank the Climate Change Programme, Department of Science and Technology-New Delhi for financial support for this study. We are grateful to Sir Sundar Lal Hospital, Institute of Medical Sciences and Banaras Hindu University for permission to use secondary data for this study. We are also grateful to several doctors of this hospital to provide information/knowledge’s in the form of discussion/reports/documents.
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