Increased mortality in Philadelphia associated with daily air pollution concentrations.

  title={Increased mortality in Philadelphia associated with daily air pollution concentrations.},
  author={Joel Schwartz and Douglas W. Dockery},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={145 3},
Cause-specific deaths by day for the years 1973 to 1980 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were extracted from National Center for Health Statistics mortality tapes. Death from accidents (International Classification of Disease, Revision 9 greater than or equal to 800) and deaths outside of the city were excluded. Daily counts of deaths were regressed using Poisson regression on total suspended particulate (TSP) and/or SO2 on the same day and on the preceding day, controlling for year, season… CONTINUE READING


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