Projecting future temperature-related mortality in Hong Kong under climate change scenarios: abridged secondary publication
P Wang1; EYY Chan2; TC Lee3; HW Tong4; WB Goggins2
1 Yale School of Public Health, Yale University
2 Jockey Club School of Public Health & Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
3 Climate Information Services and Tropical Cyclone Studies, Hong Kong Observatory
4 Climate Forecast Services and Climate Change Studies, Hong Kong Observatory
1. Age-standardised mortality rate (ASMR) was estimated to increase generally secondary to hot weather and decrease generally secondary to cold weather. The net change was estimated to be positive and increase during the entire century.
2. The increase in ASMR secondary to increasing heat and the decrease in ASMR secondary to decreasing cold among the population aged ≥75 years were both estimated to be higher than those among the younger population.