Health  Vol.3 No.9 , September 2011
Air temperature was associated with ambulance transports in Osaka area, Japan
Abstract: We investigated the link between ambulance transports and meteorological parameters of summer by using daily data in Osaka area, Japan. Daily observations for ambulance transports (from July 1 to September 30, 2009) were obtained from Fire Department Service in Osaka. Data of meteorological parameters in Osaka area, Japan (from July 1 to September 30, 2009) were also obtained from Japan Meteorological Agency. Effect of meteorological parameters on ambulance transports was analyzed. A total of 49,526 ambulance transports were observed from July 1 to September 30, 2009 in Osaka, Japan. Ambulance transports were significantly correlated with mean air temperature (r = 0.298), the highest air temperature (r = 0.347), the lowest air temperature (r = 0.209) and daylight hours (r = 0.301). The higher air temperature was associated with higher ambulance transports of summer in Osaka area, Japan.
Cite this paper: nullMiyatake, N. , Sakano, N. , Murakami, S. , Suzue, T. , Yoda, T. , Yoshioka, A. and Hirao, T. (2011) Air temperature was associated with ambulance transports in Osaka area, Japan. Health, 3, 545-548. doi: 10.4236/health.2011.39092.

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