FITTING A POISSON REGRESSION MODEL FOR THE EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTION ON CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES. RAGURAMAN AND R. SASIKUMAR
There are many diseases that may be caused by air pollution. Thus the air pollution has an adverse effects upon the health of human beings as well as ecology. It has been found that people living in air polluted areas are suffering from certain respiratory diseases and cardiovascular disease than people living in fresh air environment. In recent years, more evidence has shown that particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5), sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxide of nitrogen (NOX) and other major air pollutants have acute adverse effects on the human circulatory system. Hospital admissions records for cardiovascular disease and air pollutants data collected for 48 months from January 2012 to December 2015. The relative risk of hospital admission for cardiovascular disease was estimated using a Poisson regression analysis with R software. In this paper, we noticed that whether there is an association between air pollutants levels and number of hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases. Also, we observed that different types of cardiovascular diseases due to pollutants, PM10 and NOx.
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