Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Prevalence of respiratory symptoms in children and air quality by village in rural Indonesia||Authors:||Hong, C.-Y.
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Oct 16, 2019
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Oct 1, 2019
checked on Oct 11, 2019
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.