Mortality from heart, respiratory, and kidney disease in coal mining areas of Appalachia

@article{Hendryx2009MortalityFH,
  title={Mortality from heart, respiratory, and kidney disease in coal mining areas of Appalachia},
  author={Michael S Hendryx},
  journal={International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={82},
  pages={243-249}
}
  • M. Hendryx
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to test whether population mortality rates from heart, respiratory and kidney disease were higher as a function of levels of Appalachian coal mining after control for other disease risk factors. [...] Key Method Forms of chronic illness were contrasted with acute illness. Poisson regression models were analyzed separately for male and female mortality rates.Expand
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  • Medicine
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MTM activity is significantly associated with elevated chronic CVD mortality rates and the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of MTM on health to reduce health disparities in rural coal mining areas are examined. Expand
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People in Appalachian coal mining areas reported significantly higher risk of CVD, angina or CHD, and heart attack compared to other counties after control for other risks. Expand
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Total and all external mortalities do not seem to be related to coal production in Appalachia, but all cancer mortality should be further examined. Expand
Comparison of Mortality Disparities in Central Appalachian Coal- and Non—Coal-Mining Counties
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An examination of the effects of mountaintop removal coal mining on respiratory symptoms and COPD using propensity scores
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  • Medicine
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MTM activity is significantly associated with elevated chronic CVD mortality rates and the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of MTM on health to reduce health disparities in rural coal mining areas are examined. Expand
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Higher coronary heart disease and heart attack morbidity in Appalachian coal mining regions.
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People in Appalachian coal mining areas reported significantly higher risk of CVD, angina or CHD, and heart attack compared to other counties after control for other risks. Expand
Mortality in Appalachian Coal Mining Regions: The Value of Statistical Life Lost
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The human cost of the Appalachian coal mining economy outweighs its economic benefits and research priorities to reduce Appalachian health disparities should focus on reducing disparities in the coalfields. Expand
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Residence in Coal-Mining Areas and Low-Birth-Weight Outcomes
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