Temperature Factor Affecting Dengue Fever Incidence in Southern Taiwan

Yi-Horng Lai


This study explored the climate factors associated with dengue fever incidence in southern Taiwan. The climate factors comprised maximum and minimum temperatures. Symbolic data analysis analysis was used to explore the primary association between the dengue fever incidence and climatic factors. Linear regression technique was used to fit the research model. Dengue fever data of Kaohsiung city in southern Taiwan from January 2005 to August, 2014 were analysis with linear regression analysis for interval-value data in this study. The result indicate that the temperature was associated with the dengue fever incidence in southern Taiwan, and the temperature was postive with the dengue fever cases.


Dengue fever, temperature, interval-valued data, symbolic data analysis

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