Associations of daily pediatric asthma emergency department visits with air pollution in Newark, NJ: utilizing time-series and case-crossover study designs.

@article{Gleason2015AssociationsOD,
  title={Associations of daily pediatric asthma emergency department visits with air pollution in Newark, NJ: utilizing time-series and case-crossover study designs.},
  author={Jessie A. Gleason and Jerald A Fagliano},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2015},
  volume={52 8},
  pages={815-22}
}
OBJECTIVE Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children. This study assesses the associations of ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) with pediatric emergency department visits in the urban environment of Newark, NJ. Two study designs were utilized and evaluated for usability. METHODS We obtained daily emergency department visits among children aged 3-17 years with a primary diagnosis of asthma during April to September for 2004-2007. Both a time-stratified case… CONTINUE READING
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