Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1097/01.jom.0000141666.21758.86
Title: Prevalence of respiratory symptoms in children and air quality by village in rural Indonesia
Authors: Hong, C.-Y.
Chia, S.-E. 
Widjaja, D.
Saw, S.-M. 
Lee, J. 
Munoz, C.
Koh, D. 
Issue Date: Nov-2004
Citation: Hong, C.-Y., Chia, S.-E., Widjaja, D., Saw, S.-M., Lee, J., Munoz, C., Koh, D. (2004-11). Prevalence of respiratory symptoms in children and air quality by village in rural Indonesia. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 46 (11) : 1174-1179. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.jom.0000141666.21758.86
Abstract: Aim: This study compared prevalence of respiratory symptoms in three Indonesian villages and related this to air quality. Methods: We interviewed caregivers of 382 children, using the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) questionnaire, and monitored air quality during the survey period. Results: Respiratory symptom prevalence was highest in Kerinci (40.5%), followed by SP7 (33.3%) and Pelalawan (19.8%). Compared with Pelalawan, adjusted odds ratios were 3.17 (95% confidence interval, 1.43-7.07) for Kerinci, and 2.03 (1.04-3.96) for SP7. Ambient air quality levels were highest in Kerinci for PM10 and hydrocarbon (means: 102.9 μg/m3, 10.5 μg/m3), followed by SP7 (73.7 μg/m3, 6.3 μg/m3) and Pelalawan (26.1 μg/m3, 4.7 μg/m 3). Conclusions: The higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms in Kerinci and SP7 could be the result of higher PM10 and hydrocarbon levels in these locations.
Source Title: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/113605
ISSN: 10762752
DOI: 10.1097/01.jom.0000141666.21758.86
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