Modelagem de Internações por Doenças Respiratórias em Idosos pela Sensação Térmica no Município de Natal-RN
AbstractEste trabalho teve por objetivo captar associações significativas entre internações e variáveis meteorológicas no município de Natal-RN, situado em uma região litorânea do nordeste brasileiro. Foram utilizados dados de velocidade do vento e temperatura do ar e de internações por doenças respiratórias em idosos (60 anos ou mais), no período de 2002 a 2010. O modelo marginal das equações de estimação generalizada não conseguiu captar associações significativas quando levou em consideração o efeito direto das variáveis meteorológicas, porém quando ajustado com o efeito em conjunto das mesmas, captou a relação existente com significância estatística.
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