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Chronic airflow obstruction and ambient particulate air pollution

Amaral, Andre F S, Burney, Peter G J, Patel, Jaymini, Minelli, Cosetta, Mejza, Filip, Mannino, David M, Seemungal, Terence A R, Mahesh, Padukudru Anand, Lo, Li Cher, Janson, Christer, Juvekar, Sanjay, Denguezli, Meriam, Harrabi, Imed, Wouters, Emiel F M, Cherkaski, Hamid, Mortimer, Kevin ORCID:, Jogi, Rain, Bateman, Eric D, Fuertes, Elaine, Al Ghobain, Mohammed, Tan, Wan, Obaseki, Daniel O, El Sony, Asma, Studnicka, Michael, Aquart-Stewart, Althea, Koul, Parvaiz, Lawin, Herve, Nafees, Asaad Ahmed, Awopeju, Olayemi, Erhabor, Gregory E, Gislason, Thorarinn, Welte, Tobias, Gulsvik, Amund, Nielsen, Rune, Gnatiuc, Louisa, Kocabas, Ali, Marks, Guy B, Sooronbaev, Talant, Mbatchou Ngahane, Bertrand Hugo, Barbara, Cristina and Buist, A Sonia (2021) 'Chronic airflow obstruction and ambient particulate air pollution'. Thorax, Vol 76, Issue 12, pp. 1236-1241.

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Smoking is the most well-established cause of chronic airflow obstruction (CAO) but particulate air pollution and poverty have also been implicated. We regressed sex-specific prevalence of CAO from 41 Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease study sites against smoking prevalence from the same study, the gross national income per capita and the local annual mean level of ambient particulate matter (PM) using negative binomial regression. The prevalence of CAO was not independently associated with PM but was strongly associated with smoking and was also associated with poverty. Strengthening tobacco control and improved understanding of the link between CAO and poverty should be prioritised.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > Air pollution > WA 750 Air sanitation and hygiene
WA Public Health > Air pollution > WA 754 Pollution and pollutants (incl. tobacco pollution; passive smoking)
WF Respiratory System > WF 140 Diseases of the respiratory system (General)
WF Respiratory System > Lungs > WF 600 Lungs
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Depositing User: Julie Franco
Date Deposited: 28 May 2021 09:10
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2021 08:43


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