Study on Association between Cardiovascular Disease and Old People's Living Environment in Rural Shanghai in Winter

Xia Wu, Huibo Zhang, Hiroshi Yoshino, U. Yanagi, Kenichi Hasegawa, Naoki Kagi, Tomonobu Goto

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Abstract

To study the association between the cardiovascular disease (CVD) and old people's living environment in rural Shanghai in winter, questionnaires and interviews were first conducted in 60 households in rural Shanghai in winter to investigate the living environment and habits of the elderly persons. Field measurement was followed in 5 typical households, including continuously monitoring indoor and outdoor temperature, relative humidity, and CO2 concentration for a whole week; the elderly's blood pressure in this week; and PM1, PM2.5, PM10, CO and NOX concentration at the end of this week. The conclusion is that the temperature of a room in the morning is significantly lower than evening (p<0.05), and the temperature of the toilets is significantly lower than bedrooms and living rooms (p<0.05). According to the field measurement, RH of toilets and living rooms are above 70%, and houses are obviously affected with damp. Additionally, the elderly's blood pressure in the morning is significantly higher than evening (p<0.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2847-2854
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume205
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event10th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, ISHVAC 2017 - Jinan, China
Duration: 2017 Oct 192017 Oct 22

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Living environment
  • Residential buildings in rural Shanghai

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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