The Effects of Air Pollution on Mortality in Socially Deprived Urban Areas in Hong Kong, China

@inproceedings{Wong2008TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Air Pollution on Mortality in Socially Deprived Urban Areas in Hong Kong, China},
  author={Chit Ming Wong and Chun-quan Ou and K Chan and Y Michael Chau and Thuan-Quoc Thach and Lin Yang and Roger Yat-nork Chung and G Neil Thomas and Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris and Tze-wai Wong and A. J. Hedley and Tai-hing Lam},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2008}
}
BACKGROUND Poverty is a major determinant of population health, but little is known about its role in modifying air pollution effects. OBJECTIVES We set out to examine whether people residing in socially deprived communities are at higher mortality risk from ambient air pollution. METHODS This study included 209 tertiary planning units (TPUs), the smallest units for town planning in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, China. The socioeconomic status of each TPU was measured by a… CONTINUE READING
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