The way you cope with hazards and adapt to them depends on your sensitivity. Those factors predispose people to be adversely affected by climate-related hazards.

In the last 20 years, the WHO has been advocating to look at the aspects that influence the conditions of life, the way we live, eat, work, and move, which are income, education, neighbourhood safety, environmental conditions, employment, and social support networks which can strengthen or undermine the health of citizens and communities. It is well documented that there are certain groups that are exposed simultaneously to several risk factors that reinforce each other. For instance, economic stress due to low income, overcrowded housing, smoking and obesity, all occurring at the same time.

Sensitivity sub-indices