Efectos de la contaminación atmosférica en la salud respiratoria de población susceptible: Un estudio multinivel en Bucaramanga, Colombia

Translated title of the contribution: The effects of air pollution on respiratory health in susceptible populations: A multilevel study in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Laura Andrea Rodriguez-Villamizar, Henry Castro-Ortiz, Juan Jose Rey-Serrano

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Abstract

We conducted a cohort study to investigate the association between exposure to three different levels of outdoor air pollution and incidence of respiratory symptoms in a population with chronic cardiovascular and respiratory disease. We accompanied 756 participants for a period of six months through the maintenance of a daily record of symptoms and clinic visits. The symptoms with highest incidence rates were sneezing and hacking cough. Multivariate analysis showed that incidence of total symptoms was 60% and 74% lower in areas with medium and low levels of pollution compared to areas with high levels of pollution. These results suggest that negative respiratory effects occur at concentrations of particulate matter PM10 > 60ug/m 3.

Translated title of the contributionThe effects of air pollution on respiratory health in susceptible populations: A multilevel study in Bucaramanga, Colombia
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)749-757
Number of pages9
JournalCadernos de saúde pública / Ministério da Saúde, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Air Pollution
  • Chronic Disease
  • Population
  • Respiratory Signs and Symptoms

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