Study on association between indoor thermal environment of residential buildings and cerebrovascular disease: Questionnaire survey in the rural area of yamagata prefecture

Kenichi Hasegawa, Hiroshi Yoshino, Tomonobu Goto

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Abstract

Many houses in Tohoku region have a poor thermal environment during winter, and the incidence rate of cerebrovascular disease is the highest compared to the other areas in Japan. In order to clarify the association between the indoor environment of residential buildings and cerebrovascular disease, an epidemiological survey of approximately 200 elderly persons was conducted in three towns of Yamagata prefecture. This paper descnbes the results from a questionnaire survey conducted during the first phase of the study. Analyzed results indicate that exposure to poor indoor thermal environment is positively associated with an increased risk of cerebrovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume85
Issue number768
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cold Climatic Regions
  • Elderly Persons
  • Epidemiological Survey
  • Home Environment
  • Indoor Thermal Environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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