1. ITV Report

Londoners most at risk of death from higher temperatures, by borough

The diagram shows the greater risk posed to women over 85 years old Photo: Imperial College London

For every one degree increase in temperature, the odds of dying from heart or lung causes increase by more than 10% in the most affected areas. Just over half of those affect would be people aged over 85, and 62 per cent would be in women.

The images show men aged 75-84 appear to be at greatest risk Credit: Imperial College London

Percentage increase in risk of dying of heart or lung causes in FEMALES over 85 years, per 1 degree increase in temperature:

  • 10.65 Hackney
  • 10.42 Newham
  • 10.38 Lewisham
  • 10.36 Waltham Forest
  • 9.66 Richmond upon Thames
  • 9.62 Islington
  • 9.55 Wandsworth
  • 9.29 Sutton
  • 9.20 Watford

Percentage increase in risk of dying of heart or lung causes in FEMALES 75-84 years, per 1 degree increase in temperature:**

  • 13.5 Croydon
  • 11.04 Tower Hamlets
  • 10.84 Hackney
  • 10.68 Waltham Forest
  • 10.51 Brent
  • 10.15 Merton
  • 10.13 Islington
  • 9.45 Newham
  • 9.26 Lewisham

Percentage increase in risk of dying of heart or lung causes in MALES over 85 years, per 1 degree increase in temperature:**

  • 5.17 Sutton
  • 4.77 Woking
  • 4.65 Epsom and Ewell
  • 4.55 Southwark
  • 4.46 Lambeth
  • 4.43 Horsham
  • 4.36 Waltham Forest

Percentage increase in risk of dying of heart or lung causes in MALES 75-84 years, per 1 degree increase in temperature:**

  • 6.66 Tower Hamlets
  • 6.57 Lewisham
  • 6.46 Hackney
  • 6.36 Newham
  • 6.33 Islington
  • 6.31 Havering
  • 5.87 Watham Forest and Barking
  • 5.81 Dagenham
  • 5.58 Enfield

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