Linking environmental and health care databases: assessing the health effects of environmental pollutants.
The assessment of pollutant effects on health status requires the mergence and analysis of two different databases: pollution measurements and health care information.
This paper compares two subsets of these data: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency data on ambient air pollutants and Ohio Medicare data on respiratory diseases.
Small area analysis was performed to assess statewide variations in hospital admission rates for respiratory diseases.
The ambient air pollutant levels for each small area were compared to the variations in respiratory disease rates.
Five groups of diseases correlated with pollutant levels.
In addition, pollutant levels were significantly associated with medical complications.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Environnement, Air, Base donnée, Pollution, Analyse donnée, Représentation analytique, Information
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Environment, Air, Database, Pollution, Data analysis, Analytic representation, Information
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0475277
Code Inist : 002B28D. Création : 199406.