Impact of outdoor biomass air pollution on hypertension hospital admissions.

  title={Impact of outdoor biomass air pollution on hypertension hospital admissions.},
  author={Marcos Abdo Arbex and Paulo Hil{\'a}rio do Nascimento Saldiva and L. F. A. Pereira and Alf{\'e}sio Lu{\'i}s Ferreira Braga},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={64 7},
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the association between the total suspended particles (TSP) generated from burning sugar cane plantations and the incidence of hospital admissions from hypertension in the city of Araraquara. METHODS The study was an ecological time-series study. Total daily records of hypertension (ICD 10th I10-15) were obtained from admitted patients of all ages in a hospital in Araraquara, São Paulo State, Brazil, from 23 March 2003 to 27 July 2004. The daily… CONTINUE READING
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