Climate Change Attributable Deaths

Climate Change Attributable Deaths. Climate Change Attributable Deaths Per Capita. Measuring the health effects from climate change can only be very approximate. Nevertheless, a assessment coordinated by WHO, taking into account only a subset of the possible health impacts, concluded that the modest climate change that has occurred since the 1970s was already causing over 140 000 excess deaths annually by the year 2004.

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Source World Health Organization
Date of Dataset Jan 01, 2004 - Dec 31, 2004
Expected Update Frequency Every year

The burden of disease attributable to climate change can be expressed as : Number of deaths, Death rate, Number of DALYs, DALYs rate

Disability -Adusted Life Years (or DALYs) are a summary measure of population health that combine (i) the years of life lost as a result of premature death and (ii) the years lived with a disease. Death and DALY rates are calculated by dividing the number of deaths, resp. DALYs, by the total population (or indicated if not, e.g. if a specific population group such as children under 5 years, is used). Evidence from epidemiological studies have shown that climate change is linked with a range of conditions. Taking into account only a subset of the possible health impacts, evidence for the following climate-sensitive health outcomes have been assessed on sufficiently strong basis for inclusion in the burden of disease estimates:

Diarrhoeal diseases; Malaria Unintentional Injuries and deaths related to flooding Malnutrition

For deaths and DALYs, national figures are summed. For death and DALY rates, the country deaths, resp. DALYs, are summed according to the region of interest, and divided by the corresponding regional population.

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