Volume 36, No. 02, Month MARCH, Year 2021, Pages 137 - 141

Association of meteorological data to incident of cardiovascular disease

Songsak Kiatchoosakun, Supatcha Prasertcharoensuk, Udomlack Peansukwech, Sirirat Anutrakulchai

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Background and Objectives: Cardiovascular disease (CVDs) is the leading cause of death worldwide. The risks of developing chronic diseases are attributed to both genetic and environmental factors. The aim of this research was to assess and report on correlation between cardiovascular disease and environment. Methods: This retrospective study evaluated meteorological data from the Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis for Research and Applications, version 2 (MERRA-2) along with monthly new CVDs cases in Thailand from Health Data Center (HDC) v 4.0 approved by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) during January 1, 2013 to December 31,2017. Results: Monthly mean values of new CVDs cases in Thailand from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2017 display increasing trends over time with mean 1990 cases/month. By the time series model, only 3 factors related with new CVDs cases significantly including temperature, surface pressure, and humidity. Conclusion: Meteorological data like temperature, atmosphere pressure and humidity has effect to CVDs event.


Cardiovascular disease; Meteorological data; Temperature; Atmosphere pressure; Humidity


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