Effect of environmental conditions on emergency department use by wheezing children.
To examine in children the relationship of wheezing to measurable environmental factors.
Multiple regression analysis was used to measure correlation with air quality, weather, and seasonal and infection-related variables.
Daily wheezing census was significantly correlated with weather and seasonal variables and the daily infection census.
We are not certain which weather variable is the dominant factor in the weather association because all of the weather variables have some degree of collinearity.
Air quality as measured by carbon monoxide and airborne particles was not shown to be associated with wheezing.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Analyse corrélation, Enfant, Homme, Facteur milieu, Incidence, Wheezing, Epidémiologie, Hawaï, Polynésie, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Correlation analysis, Child, Human, Environmental factor, Incidence, Epidemiology, Hawaii, Polynesia, Oceania
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Cote : 93-0308498
Code Inist : 002B11C. Création : 199406.