The impact of indoor temperature on home blood pressure based on a multilevel model: A field survey on the effect of indoor thermal environment on blood pressure in winter (Part II)

Wataru Umishio, Toshiharu Ikaga, Shintaro Ando, Kuniaki Otsuka

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Abstract

This study aimed to clarify the compositional and contextual effects of indoor temperature on blood pressure (BP). These effects are respectively defined as the increase in BP per 1°C decrease in indoor temperature on a particular day and the increase in BP per 1°C decrease in average indoor temperature of houses based on a multilevel model. Measurement data were collected through field surveys in winter (2012-2014). Both effects were significant, and the sum of the effects was 0.57 mmHg/°C for morning systolic BP and 0.43 mmHg/°C for morning diastolic BP. Also, the interaction between age and temperature was significant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-710
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume80
Issue number715
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Contextual effect
  • Field survey
  • Home blood pressure
  • Indoor thermal environment
  • Multi-level model
  • Repeated measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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