Long-term exposure to gaseous air pollutants and cardio-respiratory mortality in Brisbane, Australia

Wang, Xiao Yu, Hu, Wenbiao and Tong, Shilu (2009) Long-term exposure to gaseous air pollutants and cardio-respiratory mortality in Brisbane, Australia. Geospatial Health, 3 2: 257-263. doi:10.4081/gh.2009.225


Author Wang, Xiao Yu
Hu, Wenbiao
Tong, Shilu
Title Long-term exposure to gaseous air pollutants and cardio-respiratory mortality in Brisbane, Australia
Journal name Geospatial Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1827-1987
1970-7096
Publication date 2009-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.4081/gh.2009.225
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 3
Issue 2
Start page 257
End page 263
Total pages 7
Place of publication Naples, NA, Italy
Publisher Universita degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II"
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study examines the association of long-term exposure to gaseous air pollution with cardio-respiratory mortality in Brisbane, Australia, in the period 1996-2004. The pollutant concentrations were estimated using geographical information system (GIS) techniques at the statistical local area (SLA) level. The generalized estimating equations model was used to investigate the impact of nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) on mortality due to cardio-respiratory disease after adjusting for a range of potential confounders. An increase of 4.7% (95% confidence interval = 0.7-8.9%) in cardio-respiratory mortality for 1 part per billion (ppb) increment in annual average concentration of SO2 was estimated. However, there was no significant association between long-term exposures to NO2 or O3 and death due to cardio-respiratory disease. The results indicate that the annual average concentration of SO2 is associated with cardio-respiratory mortality at the SLA level and this association appears to vary with the geographical area.
Keyword Cardio-respiratory mortality
Air pollution
Nitrogen dioxide
Ozone
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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