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The role of socioeconomic status in the association of lung function and air pollution-a pooled analysis of three adult ESCAPE cohorts
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 4507562
Author(s) Keidel, Dirk; Anto, Josep Maria; Basagańa, Xavier; Bono, Roberto; Burte, Emilie; Carsin, Anne-Elie; Forsberg, Bertil; Fuertes, Elaine; Galobardes, Bruna; Heinrich, Joachim; de Hoogh, Kees; Jarvis, Debbie; Künzli, Nino; Leynaert, Bénédicte; Marcon, Alessandro; Le Moual, Nicole; de Nazelle, Audrey; Schindler, Christian; Siroux, Valérie; Stempfelet, Morgane; Sunyer, Jordi; Temam, Sofia; Tsai, Ming-Yi; Varraso, Raphaëlle; Jacquemin, Bénédicte; Probst-Hensch, Nicole
Author(s) at UniBasel Keidel, Dirk
de Hoogh, Kees
Künzli, Nino
Probst Hensch, Nicole
Year 2019
Title The role of socioeconomic status in the association of lung function and air pollution-a pooled analysis of three adult ESCAPE cohorts
Journal International journal of environmental research and public health
Volume 16
Number 11
Pages / Article-Number 1901
Abstract Ambient air pollution is a leading environmental risk factor and its broad spectrum of adverse health effects includes a decrease in lung function. Socioeconomic status (SES) is known to be associated with both air pollution exposure and respiratory function. This study assesses the role of SES either as confounder or effect modifier of the association between ambient air pollution and lung function. Cross-sectional data from three European multicenter adult cohorts were pooled to assess factors associated with lung function, including annual means of home outdoor NO; 2; . Pre-bronchodilator lung function was measured according to the ATS-criteria. Multiple mixed linear models with random intercepts for study areas were used. Three different factors (education, occupation and neighborhood unemployment rate) were considered to represent SES. NO; 2; exposure was negatively associated with lung function. Occupation and neighborhood unemployment rates were not associated with lung function. However, the inclusion of the SES-variable education improved the models and the air pollution-lung function associations got slightly stronger. NO; 2; associations with lung function were not substantially modified by SES-variables. In this multicenter European study we could show that SES plays a role as a confounder in the association of ambient NO; 2; exposure with lung function.
Publisher MDPI
ISSN/ISBN 1661-7827 ; 1660-4601
edoc-URL https://edoc.unibas.ch/70799/
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Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.3390/ijerph16111901
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31146441
ISI-Number MEDLINE:31146441
Document type (ISI) Journal Article
 
   

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