Pediatric patient asthma-related emergency department visits and admissions in Washington, DC, from 2001-2004, and associations with air quality, socio-economic status and age group.

TitlePediatric patient asthma-related emergency department visits and admissions in Washington, DC, from 2001-2004, and associations with air quality, socio-economic status and age group.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsBabin, SM, Burkom, HS, Holtry, RS, Tabernero, NR, Stokes, LD, Davies-Cole, JO, DeHaan, K, Lee, DH
JournalEnvironmental Health
Volume6
Pagination9
Date Published2007
ISSN1476-069X
KeywordsAdolescent, Age Distribution, Air Pollutants, Asthma, Child, Child, Preschool, District of Columbia, Emergency Service, Hospital, Humans, Infant, Ozone, Poverty, Seasons
Abstract

The District of Columbia (DC) Department of Health, under a grant from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, established an Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. As part of this program, the goals of this contextual pilot study are to quantify short-term associations between daily pediatric emergency department (ED) visits and admissions for asthma exacerbations with ozone and particulate concentrations, and broader associations with socio-economic status and age group.

URLhttp://www.ehjournal.net/content/6/1/9
DOI10.1186/1476-069X-6-9
Alternate JournalEnviron Health