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Document ID (ISN)109327
CIS number 09-407
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ren C., Williams G.M., Morawska L., Mengersen K., Tong S.
Title Ozone modifies associations between temperature and cardiovascular mortality: Analysis of the NMMAPS data
Bibliographic information Apr. 2008, Vol.65, No.4, p.255-260. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract This study aims to explore the modifications by ozone of the associations between maximum temperature and cardiovascular mortality (CVM), using data from the United States National Morbidity, Mortality, and Air Pollution Study (NMMAPS). Poisson regression models were used to examine these associations in 95 regions of the United States during 1987-2000 from June to September. A response surface model was used to examine the joint effects of temperature and ozone on CVM in summer. Results show that the higher the ozone concentration, the stronger the temperature-CVM associations. A 10░C increase in temperature on the same day was associated with an increase in CVM by 1.17% and 8.31% for the lowest and highest level of ozone concentrations in all communities, respectively.
Descriptors (primary) weather; ozone; cardiovascular diseases; heat load; risk factors; mortality
Descriptors (secondary) USA; mathematical models; statistical evaluation; health service records
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceAustralia; USA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Cardiovascular diseases
Inorganic substances
Heat and cold
Natural phenomena