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Article: Association between air pollution and general practitioner visits for respiratory diseases in Hong Kong

TitleAssociation between air pollution and general practitioner visits for respiratory diseases in Hong Kong
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Issue Date2006
PublisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://thorax.bmjjournals.com/
Citation
Thorax, 2006, v. 61 n. 7, p. 585-591 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Few studies have explored the relation between air pollution and general practitioner (GP) consultations in Asia. Clinic attendance data from a network of GPs were studied, and the relationship between daily GP consultations for upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) and non-URTI respiratory diseases and daily air pollutant concentrations measured in their respective districts was examined. Methods: A time series study was performed in 2000-2002 using data on daily patient consultations in 13 GP clinics distributed over eight districts. A Poisson regression model was constructed using the generalised additive model approach for each GP clinic, and associations with daily numbers of first visits for URTI were sought for daily concentrations of the following air pollutants: SO2, NO2, O3, PM10, and PM2.5. A summary relative risk of first visits to the GP for URTI per unit increase in concentration for each air pollutant was derived using a random effect model. First visits for non-URTI respiratory diseases were analysed in three GP clinics. Results: Significant associations were observed between first visits for URTI and an increase in the concentrations of NO2, O3, PM10, and PM 2.5. The excess risk was highest for NO2 (3.0%), followed by O3 (2.5%), PM2.5 (2.1%), and PM10 (2.0%). Similar associations with these air pollutants were found for non-URTI respiratory diseases. Conclusions: These results provide further evidence that air pollution contributes to GP visits for URTI and non-URTI respiratory diseases in the community.
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dc.contributor.authorWong, TWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTam, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, ITSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWun, YTen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, AHSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CMen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-12T01:34:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-12T01:34:15Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThorax, 2006, v. 61 n. 7, p. 585-591en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0040-6376en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/57359-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Few studies have explored the relation between air pollution and general practitioner (GP) consultations in Asia. Clinic attendance data from a network of GPs were studied, and the relationship between daily GP consultations for upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) and non-URTI respiratory diseases and daily air pollutant concentrations measured in their respective districts was examined. Methods: A time series study was performed in 2000-2002 using data on daily patient consultations in 13 GP clinics distributed over eight districts. A Poisson regression model was constructed using the generalised additive model approach for each GP clinic, and associations with daily numbers of first visits for URTI were sought for daily concentrations of the following air pollutants: SO2, NO2, O3, PM10, and PM2.5. A summary relative risk of first visits to the GP for URTI per unit increase in concentration for each air pollutant was derived using a random effect model. First visits for non-URTI respiratory diseases were analysed in three GP clinics. Results: Significant associations were observed between first visits for URTI and an increase in the concentrations of NO2, O3, PM10, and PM 2.5. The excess risk was highest for NO2 (3.0%), followed by O3 (2.5%), PM2.5 (2.1%), and PM10 (2.0%). Similar associations with these air pollutants were found for non-URTI respiratory diseases. Conclusions: These results provide further evidence that air pollution contributes to GP visits for URTI and non-URTI respiratory diseases in the community.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherB M J Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://thorax.bmjjournals.com/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofThoraxen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThorax. Copyright © B M J Publishing Group.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAir Pollution - adverse effectsen_HK
dc.subject.meshFamily Practice - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care - statistics & numerical dataen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiration Disorders - epidemiology - etiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshRespiratory Tract Infections - epidemiology - etiologyen_HK
dc.titleAssociation between air pollution and general practitioner visits for respiratory diseases in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0040-6376&volume=61&issue=7&spage=585&epage=591&date=2006&atitle=Association+between+air+pollution+and+general+practitioner+visits+for+respiratory+diseases+in+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailTam, W: wwstam@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, CM: hrmrwcm@hku.hken_HK
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/thx.2005.051730en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid16537667-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC2104648-
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dc.identifier.volume61en_HK
dc.identifier.issue7en_HK
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