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dc.contributor.authorXu, Zhiweien_US
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Cunruien_US
dc.contributor.authorR. Turner, Lyleen_US
dc.contributor.authorSu, Hongen_US
dc.contributor.authorQiao, Zhenen_US
dc.contributor.authorTong, Shiluen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:40:41Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:40:41Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.modified2014-06-17T04:49:21Z
dc.identifier.issn19326203en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0064713en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/60358
dc.description.abstractBackground Previous studies have found that high and cold temperatures increase the risk of childhood diarrhea. However, little is known about whether the within-day variation of temperature has any effect on childhood diarrhea. Methods A Poisson generalized linear regression model combined with a distributed lag non-linear model was used to examine the relationship between diurnal temperature range and emergency department admissions for diarrhea among children under five years in Brisbane, from 1st January 2003 to 31st December 2009. Results There was a statistically significant relationship between diurnal temperature range and childhood diarrhea. The effect of diurnal temperature range on childhood diarrhea was the greatest at one day lag, with a 3% (95% confidence interval: 2%-5%) increase of emergency department admissions per 1àincrement of diurnal temperature range. Conclusion Within-day variation of temperature appeared to be a risk factor for childhood diarrhea. The incidence of childhood diarrhea may increase if climate variability increases as predicted.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Scienceen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome64713-1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagetoe64713-7en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPloS Oneen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental and Occupational Health and Safetyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111705en_US
dc.titleIs Diurnal Temperature Range a Risk Factor for Childhood Diarrhea?en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Xu et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License CCAL. (http://www.plos.org/journals/license.html)en_US
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