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Main Title Prevalence of Chronic Respiratory Disease in Chattanooga: Effects of Community Exposure to Nitrogen Oxides.
Author Carpente, Benjamin ; Pool, W. Kenneth ; Jackso, Donald W. ;
CORP Author Research Triangle Inst., Durham, N.C. Statistics Research Div.
Year Published 1971
Report Number RTI-SU-572; EPA-CPA-70-135; 0720;
Stock Number PB-203 356
Additional Subjects ( Respiratory diseases ; Nitrogen oxides) ; ( Air pollution ; Nitrogen oxides) ; ( Public health ; Air pollution) ; Tennessee ; Epidemiology ; Students ; Adolescence ; Lungs ; Carbon monoxide ; Respiration ; Smoking ; Population(Statistics) ; Lung function tests ; Chattanooga(Tennessee)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-203 356 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 62p
The prevalence of chronic respiratory illness among 3,500 parents of high school students was studied in Chattanooga during the last quarter of 1970. Data were obtained from parents of students in four senior high schools, the neighborhoods of which had an exposure gradient to atmospheric nitrogen dioxide. The smoking habits of respondents were measured by the usual questionnaire techniques and by carbon monoxide concentrations in alveolar breath samples. Lung function was measured by one second forced expiratory volume (FEV) tests. Breath carbon monoxide levels were correlated with smoking habits, FEV and severity rating of chronic respiratory illness. FEV test results, corrected for height, age, sex, race, and CO, were singificantly lower among sample parents living in the high-nitrogen dioxide exposure area. Residents of that area did not show a significantly higher prevalence of chronic respiratory illness.