The effect of coarse ambient particulate matter on first, second, and overall hospital admissions for respiratory disease among the elderly.

@article{Chen2005TheEO,
  title={The effect of coarse ambient particulate matter on first, second, and overall hospital admissions for respiratory disease among the elderly.},
  author={Yue Chen and Qiuying Yang and Daniel Krewski and Richard T. Burnett and Yuanli Shi and Kimberlyn M. McGrail},
  journal={Inhalation toxicology},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 12},
  pages={649-55}
}
The objective of this article is to examine differences in the effect of ambient particulate matter on first, second, and overall hospital admissions for respiratory disease among the elderly. We studied 8989 adults 65 yr of age or older living in the greater Vancouver area who were admitted to hospital for any acute respiratory disease (ICD-9 codes 460-519) between June 1, 1995, and March 31, 1999. Time-series analysis was used to evaluate the association between respiratory admissions and… CONTINUE READING