Air pollution and hospital admissions for the elderly in Birmingham, Alabama.
Several studies have reported associations between airborne particles and/or ozone and hospital admissions for respiratory disease.
This study examined whether such an association could be seen in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the few cities in the United States with daily monitoring of inhalable particles.
Daily counts of hospital admissions were computed by date of admission from Medicare records for pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for the years 1986-1989.
Classification was by discharge diagnosis.
The daily average of ozone and particulate matter with an aerodiameter of <=10 mum (PM10) from all monitoring stations in Birmingham was computed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pollution air, Inhalation, Particule en suspension, Epidémiologie, Admission hôpital, Ozone, Poumon pathologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Vieillard, Homme, Alabama, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Air pollution, Inhalation, Suspended particle, Epidemiology, Hospital admission, Ozone, Lung disease, Respiratory disease, Elderly, Human, Alabama, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0441936
Code Inist : 002B03M02. Création : 199406.