A time-series analysis to determine threshold values for environmentally influenced diseases.
International conference on air pollution. Toulouse (FRA), 1996/08/28.
A analysis based on the Fourier method is introduced which allows the determination of threshold values using environmental epidemiologic data and time-correlated air pollution measurements.
At the basis are a series of temporally, highly resolved measurements of the indicator variable SO2, thus, eleminating time-dependent confounding variables and temporal inhomogeneitis.
The SO2-series, resulting from this procedure, are compared with daily acute respiratory morbidity data of the Mobile Emergency Unit.
The study design and application of the developed statistical method allowed the determination of a dose-response curve for children and adults.
The threshold values and the associated risk derived at with this method are to be used as basis for decision-making within the framework of health protection and prognostic models.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Epidémiologie, Homme, Teneur air ambiant, Analyse quantitative, Soufre dioxyde, Morbidité, Prise décision, Dose limite, Concentration maximale admissible, Surveillance, Méthode statistique, Enfant, Adulte
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Epidemiology, Human, Ambient air concentration, Quantitative analysis, Sulfur dioxide, Morbidity, Decision making, Limit dose, Maximum permissible concentration, Surveillance, Statistical method, Child
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Cote : 97-0220817
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 21/05/1997.