Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Social, Environmental, and Health Vulnerability to Climate Change: The Case of the Municipalities of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Table 1

Components of the IVH Index.

Index of Human Vulnerability (IHV)  

Index of General Vulnerability (IGV)
Index of Exposure (IEx)  
Indicator of Vegetation Cover (IVC)
(i) Natural vegetation cover (absolute area) 
(ii) Natural Vegetation cover (percentage)
Source of data: State Institute of Forests of Minas Gerais (IEF)
Indicator of Natural Disasters (IND)
(i) Natural disasters (percentage) 
(ii) Deaths due to natural disasters (percentage)
Source of data: National Civil Defense 
(SEDEC)
Index of Sensitivity (ISe)  
Index of Health (IH)
(i) Endemic diseases (incidence) 
(ii) Endemic diseases (proportion)
Source of data: Ministry of Health 
(DATASUS)
Index of Poverty (IPo)
(i) Population likely to die before age 40 (proportion) 
(ii) Population over 25 illiterate (rate) 
(iii) Households with inadequate sanitation (proportion) 
(iv) Infant mortality until 5 years old (rate) 
(v) Population with income below the poverty line (rate)
Source of data: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)
Sociodemographic Index (SDI)
(i) Female heads of household with less than 4 years of education (rate) 
(ii) Young breadwinners (10–29 years) (rate) 
(iii) Children up to 5 years (rate) 
(iv) Elderly population (60 or more) (rate)
Source of data: Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics
Index of Adaptive Capacity (IAC)   
FIRJAN Index of Municipal Development (FIMD)(i) FIMD resultsSource of data: Federation of Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro
Indicator of Primary Health Care Coverage (IPHCC)(i) Population covered by the primary health care (percentage)Source of data: Ministry of Health

Climate Index (CI)
(i) Anomalies of Precipitation and Temperature, Climate Scenario RCP 4.5Source of data: Brazilian Institute for Space Research (INPE)
(ii) Anomalies of Precipitation and Temperature, Climate Scenario RCP 8.5Source of data: Brazilian Institute for Space Research

 Source: elaborated by the author.

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