Air pollution and hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease in Taipei, Taiwan
Chang, C-Ching.; Tsai, S-Shyue.; Ho, S-Chen.; Yang, C-Yuh.
Environmental Research 98(1): 114-119
ISSN/ISBN: 0013-9351 PMID: 15721891 DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2004.07.005
This study was undertaken to determine whether there is an association between air pollutants levels and hospital admissions for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in Taipei, Taiwan. Hospital admissions for CVD and ambient air pollution data for Taipei were obtained for the period 1997-2001. The relative risk of hospital admission was estimated using a case-crossover approach, controlling for weather variables, day of the week, seasonality, and long-term time trends.