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Health Consequences of the Russian Weather

Otrachshenko, Vladimir ; Popova, Olga ; Solomin, Pavel



Abstract

This paper examines and quantifies the impact of weather shocks on all-cause, cardiovascular-, and respiratory cause mortality for different age groups in Russia. Using a regional panel data analysis from 1989 to 2014, we find that both hot and cold days cause an increase in all-cause and cause-specific mortality. On the other hand, days with extremely cold temperature (below -30 degrees C) may ...

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