Level of dependency: a simple marker associated with mortality during the 2003 heatwave among French dependent elderly people living in the community or in institutions.

TitleLevel of dependency: a simple marker associated with mortality during the 2003 heatwave among French dependent elderly people living in the community or in institutions.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBelmin, J, Auffray, J-C, Berbezier, C, Boirin, P, Mercier, S, Reviers, B, Golmard, J-L
JournalAge and ageing
Volume36
Issue3
Pagination298-303
Date Published2007 May
ISSN0002-0729
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, Age Factors, Cause of Death, Cohort Studies, Disability Evaluation, Disabled Persons, Female, Heat Stress Disorders, Hot Temperature, Humans, Institutionalization, Male, Mortality, Odds Ratio, Paris, Residence Characteristics, Retrospective Studies, Risk assessment, Risk Factors, Seasons, Sex Factors, Socioeconomic Factors, Urban Population
Abstract

In France, the August 2003 heat wave was responsible for considerable excess mortality among the elderly. We wonder whether the dependency level could be a marker of the risk for mortality during this heat wave.

Alternate JournalAge Ageing