|Document ID (ISN)||109218|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Brook R.D., Jerrett M., Brook J.R., Bard R.L., Finkelstein M.M.
||The relationship between diabetes mellitus and traffic-related air pollution
||Jan. 2008, Vol.50, No.1, p.32-38. Illus. 45 ref.
||Air pollution is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events. Several of the biological pathways involved could also promote diabetes mellitus (DM). This study investigated the association between DM prevalence and exposure to traffic-related air pollution (nitrogen dioxide, NO2). Study participants were patients who attended two respiratory clinics in Canada. Those among them with DM were identified by linkage to the database of the Ontario Health Insurance Plan. Geographic information systems methodology was used to assign individual estimates of NO2 based on a network of samplers in each city. Logistic regression was used to estimate the relations between NO2 exposures and the odds of DM. After adjusting for age, body mass index and neighborhood income, there were weak positive effects in women (odds ratio 1.04) but not among men.
||Ontario; risk factors; atmospheric pollution; diabetes mellitus
||Canada; nitrogen dioxide; respiratory diseases; exhaust gases; exposure evaluation; computerized data bases; role of insurance institutions; sex-linked differences; sampling and analysis; statistical evaluation; hospitals
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology