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    • Associations between risk perception, spontaneous adaptation behavior to heat waves and heatstroke in Guangdong province, China 

      Liu, Tao; Xu, Yan Jun; Zhang, Yong Hui; Yan, Qing Hua; Song, Xiu Ling; Xie, Hui Yan; Luo, Yuan; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia; Lin, Hua Liang; Ma, Wen Jun (BMC Public Health, 2013)
      Background: In many parts of the world, including in China, extreme heat events or heat waves are likely to increase in intensity, frequency, and duration in light of climate change in the next decades. Risk perception and ...
    • The effect of heat waves on mortality and effect modifiers in four communities of Guangdong Province, China 

      Zeng, Weilin; Lao, Xiangqian; Rutherford, Shannon; Xud, Yanjun; Xu, Xiaojun; Lin, Hualiang; Liu, Tao; Luo, Yuan; Xiao, Jianpeng; Hu, Mengjue; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wenjun (Science of the Total Environment, 2014)
      Heat waves have been reported to be associated with increased mortality; however, fewer studies have examined the effect modification by heat wave characteristics, individual characteristics and community characteristics ...
    • The effects of dust–haze on mortality are modified by seasons and individual characteristics in Guangzhou, China 

      Liu, Tao; Zhang, Yong Hui; Xu, Yan Jun; Lin, Hua Liang; Xu, Xiao Jun; Luo, Yuan; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zeng, Wei Lin; Zhang, Wan Fang; Chu, Cordia; Keogh, Kandice; Rutherford, Shannon; Qian, Zhengmin; Du, Yao Dong; Hu, Mengjue; Ma, Wen Jun (Environmental Pollution, 2014)
      This study aimed to investigate the effects of dust-haze on mortality and to estimate the seasonal and individual-specific modification effects in Guangzhou, China. Mortality, air pollution and meteorological data were ...
    • Health impact of the 2008 cold spell on mortality in subtropical China: The climate and health impact national assessment study (CHINAs) 

      Zhou, Mai Geng; Wang, Li Jun; Liu, Tao; Zhang, Yong Hui; Lin, Hua Liang; Luo, Yuan; Xiao, Jian Peng; Zeng, Wei Lin; Zhang, Ye; Wang, Xiao Feng; Gu, Xin; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wen Jun (Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source, 2014)
      Background Many studies have investigated heat wave related mortality, but less attention has been given to the health effects of cold spells in the context of global warming. The 2008 cold spell in China provided a unique ...
    • How much does latitude modify temperature–mortality relationship in 13 eastern US cities? 

      Xiao, Jianpeng; Peng, Ji; Zhang, Yonghui; Liu, Tao; Rutherford, Shannon; Lin, Hualiang; Qian, Zhengmin; Huang, Cunrui; Luo, Yuan; Zeng, Weilin; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wenjun (International Journal of Biometeorology, 2014)
      Although several studies have documented that latitude might be an effect modifier of the association between temperature and mortality, little is known about how much latitude modifies the temperature-mortality relationship. ...
    • Lagged Effect of Diurnal Temperature Range on Mortality in a Subtropical Megacity of China 

      Luo, Yuan; Zhang, Yonghui; Liu, Tao; Rutherford, Shannon; Xu, Yanjun; Xu, Xiaojun; Wu, Wei; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zeng, Weilin; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wenjun (PloS One, 2013)
      Background Many studies have found extreme temperature can increase the risk of mortality. However, it is not clear whether extreme diurnal temperature range (DTR) is associated with daily disease-specific mortality, and ...
    • New code equivalence based on relative generalized Hamming weights 

      Liu, Zihui; Wu, Xin-Wen; Luo, Yuan; Chen, Wende (Information Sciences, 2011)
      Code equivalence is a basic concept in coding theory. The well-known theorem by MacWilliams gives a sufficient condition for code equivalence. Recently the MacWilliams theorem has been generalized, by Fan, Liu and Puig, ...
    • The short-term effect of ambient ozone on mortality is modified by temperature in Guangzhou, China 

      Liu, Tao; Li, Tian Tian; Zhang, Yong Hui; Xu, Yan Jun; Lao, Xiang Qian; Rutherford, Shannon; Chu, Cordia; Luo, Yuan; Zhu, Qi; Xu, Xiao Jun; Xie, Hui Yan; Liu, Zhao Rong; Ma, Wen Jun (Atmospheric Environment, 2013)
      Effects of ozone on mortality have been widely assessed in developed countries but rarely in developing countries, and the effects of season and temperature on these associations remain unclear. The present study aimed to ...
    • The spatial distribution of health vulnerability to heat waves in Guangdong Province, China 

      Zhu, Qi; Liu, Tao; Lin, Hualiang; Xiao, Jianpeng; Luo, Yuan; Zeng, Weilin; Zeng, Siqing; Wei, Yao; Chu, Cordia; Du, Yaodong; Ma, Wenjun; Baum, Scott (Global Health Action, 2014)
      Background: International literature has illustrated that the health impacts of heat waves vary according to differences in the spatial variability of high temperatures and the social and economic characteristics of ...
    • The temperature-mortality relationship in China: An analysis from 66 Chinese communities 

      Ma, Marvin; Wang, Lijun; Lin, Hualiang; Liu, Tao; Zhang, Yonghui; Rutherford, Shannon; Luo, Yuan; Zeng, Weilin; Zhang, Yewu; Wang, Xiaofeng; Gu, Xin; Chu, Cordia; Xiao, Jianpeng; Zhou, Maigeng (Environmental Research, 2015)
      Background: Previous studies examining temperature-mortality associations in China focused on a single city or a small number of cities. A multi-city study covering different climatic zones is necessary to better understand ...
    • Temperature–mortality relationship in four subtropical Chinese cities: A time-series study using a distributed lag non-linear model 

      Wu, Wei; Xiao, Yize; Li, Guangchun; Zeng, Weilin; Lin, Hualiang; Rutherford, Shannon; Xu, Yanjun; Luo, Yuan; Xu, Xiaojun; Chu, Cordia; Ma, Wenjun (Science of the Total Environment, 2013)
      Background: Numerous studies have reported the association between ambient temperature and mortality. However, few multicity studies have been conducted in subtropical regions in developing countries. The present study ...