Associations between Long-Term Air Pollutant Exposures and Blood Pressure in Elderly Residents of Taipei City: A Cross-Sectional Study

@inproceedings{Chen2015AssociationsBL,
  title={Associations between Long-Term Air Pollutant Exposures and Blood Pressure in Elderly Residents of Taipei City: A Cross-Sectional Study},
  author={Szu-ying Chen and Chang-fu Wu and Jui-Huan Lee and Barbara H Hoffmann and Annette Peters and Bert A Brunekreef and Dachen Chu and Chang-Chuan Chan},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Limited information is available regarding long-term effects of air pollution on blood pressure (BP) and hypertension. OBJECTIVE We studied whether 1-year exposures to particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) were correlated with BP and hypertension in the elderly. METHODS We analyzed cross-sectional data from 27,752 Taipei City residents > 65 years of age who participated in a health examination program in 2009. Land-use regression models were used to estimate… CONTINUE READING
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