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Conference Paper: Studies on the respiratory health of primary school children in urban communities of Hong Kong

TitleStudies on the respiratory health of primary school children in urban communities of Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1991
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/scitotenv
Citation
Science Of The Total Environment, 1991, v. 106 n. 1-2, p. 121-135 How to Cite?
AbstractThe first stage of a 2-year survey of respiratory morbidity in primary school children was conducted in two districts of Hong Kong in April/May 1989. One group (2009) of children was from Kwai Tsing District, which had high levels of exhaust emission from factories. The other group (1837) was from Southern District where atmospheric pollution was considered to be relatively low. After adjustment for gender, age, socioeconomic factors, child smoking and exposure to parental smoking, the prevalence ratios of sore throat, evening cough, cough for more than 3 months, morning phlegm and wheezing were found to be significantly higher in Kwai Tsing. The difference between the districts is likely to be related to the environmental air quality. The study, which is continuing, will provide the basis for an evaluation of the impact of new low sulphur fuel regulations introduced in July 1990.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152062
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dc.contributor.authorOng, SGen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.contributor.authorTam, AYCen_US
dc.contributor.authorDaniel, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:34:15Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:34:15Z-
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.identifier.citationScience Of The Total Environment, 1991, v. 106 n. 1-2, p. 121-135en_US
dc.identifier.issn0048-9697en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152062-
dc.description.abstractThe first stage of a 2-year survey of respiratory morbidity in primary school children was conducted in two districts of Hong Kong in April/May 1989. One group (2009) of children was from Kwai Tsing District, which had high levels of exhaust emission from factories. The other group (1837) was from Southern District where atmospheric pollution was considered to be relatively low. After adjustment for gender, age, socioeconomic factors, child smoking and exposure to parental smoking, the prevalence ratios of sore throat, evening cough, cough for more than 3 months, morning phlegm and wheezing were found to be significantly higher in Kwai Tsing. The difference between the districts is likely to be related to the environmental air quality. The study, which is continuing, will provide the basis for an evaluation of the impact of new low sulphur fuel regulations introduced in July 1990.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/scitotenven_US
dc.relation.ispartofScience of the Total Environmenten_US
dc.subject.meshAcute Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.meshAir Pollution - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshAnalysis Of Varianceen_US
dc.subject.meshChilden_US
dc.subject.meshChronic Diseaseen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshGeographyen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMorbidityen_US
dc.subject.meshNitrogen Dioxide - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Diseases - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshSmokingen_US
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factorsen_US
dc.subject.meshSulfur Dioxide - Analysisen_US
dc.subject.meshUrban Populationen_US
dc.titleStudies on the respiratory health of primary school children in urban communities of Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailWong, CM:hrmrwcm@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume106en_US
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dc.identifier.spage121en_US
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dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
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