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Main Title Analysis of Air Pollution and Its Health Effects: Washington, DC. Metropolitan Area.
Author Seskin, Eugene P. ;
CORP Author Resources for the Future, Inc., Washington, DC.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-68-03-2415; EPA/600/5-79/002;
Stock Number PB-290 618
Additional Subjects Health status ; Health care utilization ; District of Columbia ; Maryland ; Virginia ; Mathematical models ; Statistical data ; Assessments ; Medical services ; Economic analysis ; Regression analysis ; Benefit cost analysis ; Tabls(Data) ; Air pollution ; Meteorological data ; Epidemiology ; Statistical analysis ; Carbon monoxide ; Sulfur dioxide ; Exhaust emissions ; Nitrogen dioxide ; Air pollution economics ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Metropolitan areas ; Economic impact ; Photochemical oxidants ; Automobile exhaust ; Prepaid group practice
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-290 618 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 78p
The study represents an extension of research begun under a contract (No. 68-01-3144) funded jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation entitled, 'Air Pollution and Health in Washington, D.C.: An Analysis of Some Acute Health Effects of Air Pollution in the Washington Metropolitan Area.' In the original study three basic categories of data were analyzed: health information, air quality measurements, and weather factors. Since undertaking that analysis, additional air pollution and weather data became available. This study has attempted to examine the implications on previous conclusions of analyzing this expanded data base. The study period was again 1973-74 and focused on the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Statistical models were formulated to test the hypothesis that air pollution can aggravate the health status of a population and can result in increased utilization of certain types of medical care services. The statistical results indicated that air pollution levels had a very limited effect on the health-care utilization of the group practice even after the additional air pollution and meteorological data were examined.