Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents

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Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents. / Wong, Chit Ming; Lai, Hak Kan; Tsang, Hilda; Thach, Thuan Quoc; Thomas, G Neil; Lam, Kin Bong Hubert; Chan, King Pan; Yang, Lin; Lau, Alexis K H; Ayres, Jon G; Lee, Siu Yin; Man Chan, Wai; Hedley, Anthony J; Lam, Tai Hing.

In: Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 123, No. 11, 11.2015, p. 1167-72.

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Wong, CM, Lai, HK, Tsang, H, Thach, TQ, Thomas, GN, Lam, KBH, Chan, KP, Yang, L, Lau, AKH, Ayres, JG, Lee, SY, Man Chan, W, Hedley, AJ & Lam, TH 2015, 'Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents', Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 123, no. 11, pp. 1167-72. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408264

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Wong, C. M., Lai, H. K., Tsang, H., Thach, T. Q., Thomas, G. N., Lam, K. B. H., Chan, K. P., Yang, L., Lau, A. K. H., Ayres, J. G., Lee, S. Y., Man Chan, W., Hedley, A. J., & Lam, T. H. (2015). Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents. Environmental Health Perspectives, 123(11), 1167-72. https://doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408264

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Wong, Chit Ming ; Lai, Hak Kan ; Tsang, Hilda ; Thach, Thuan Quoc ; Thomas, G Neil ; Lam, Kin Bong Hubert ; Chan, King Pan ; Yang, Lin ; Lau, Alexis K H ; Ayres, Jon G ; Lee, Siu Yin ; Man Chan, Wai ; Hedley, Anthony J ; Lam, Tai Hing. / Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents. In: Environmental Health Perspectives. 2015 ; Vol. 123, No. 11. pp. 1167-72.

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title = "Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents",
abstract = "BACKGROUND: A limited number of studies on long-term effects of particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 μm (PM2.5) on health suggest it can be an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In Asia where air quality is poor and deteriorating, local data on long-term effects of PM2.5 to support policy on air quality management are scarce.OBJECTIVES: We assessed long-term effects of PM2.5 on the mortality in a single Asian city.METHODS: For 10-13 years, we followed up a cohort of 66,820 participants ≥ 65 years of age who were enrolled and interviewed in all 18 Elderly Health Centres of the Department of Health, Hong Kong, in 1998-2001. Their residential addresses were geocoded into x- and y-coordinates, and their proxy exposures to PM2.5 at their addresses in 1 × 1 km grids were estimated from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite data. We used Cox regression models to calculate hazard ratios (HRs) of mortality associated with PM2.5.RESULTS: Mortality HRs per 10-μg/m3 increase in PM2.5 were 1.14 (95% CI: 1.07, 1.22) for all natural causes, 1.22 (95% CI: 1.08, 1.39) for cardiovascular causes, 1.42 (95% CI: 1.16, 1.73) for ischemic heart disease, 1.24 (95% CI: 1.00, 1.53) for cerebrovascular disease, and 1.05 (95% CI: 0.90, 1.22) for respiratory causes.CONCLUSIONS: Our methods in using NASA satellite data provide a readily accessible and affordable approach to estimation of a sufficient range of individual PM2.5 exposures in a single city. This approach can expand the capacity to conduct environmental accountability studies in areas with few measurements of fine particles.CITATION: Wong CM, Lai HK, Tsang H, Thach TQ, Thomas GN, Lam KB, Chan KP, Yang L, Lau AK, Ayres JG, Lee SY, Chan WM, Hedley AJ, Lam TH. 2015. Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents. Environ Health Perspect 123:1167-1172; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408264.",
author = "Wong, {Chit Ming} and Lai, {Hak Kan} and Hilda Tsang and Thach, {Thuan Quoc} and Thomas, {G Neil} and Lam, {Kin Bong Hubert} and Chan, {King Pan} and Lin Yang and Lau, {Alexis K H} and Ayres, {Jon G} and Lee, {Siu Yin} and {Man Chan}, Wai and Hedley, {Anthony J} and Lam, {Tai Hing}",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents

AU - Wong, Chit Ming

AU - Lai, Hak Kan

AU - Tsang, Hilda

AU - Thach, Thuan Quoc

AU - Thomas, G Neil

AU - Lam, Kin Bong Hubert

AU - Chan, King Pan

AU - Yang, Lin

AU - Lau, Alexis K H

AU - Ayres, Jon G

AU - Lee, Siu Yin

AU - Man Chan, Wai

AU - Hedley, Anthony J

AU - Lam, Tai Hing

PY - 2015/11

Y1 - 2015/11

N2 - BACKGROUND: A limited number of studies on long-term effects of particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 μm (PM2.5) on health suggest it can be an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In Asia where air quality is poor and deteriorating, local data on long-term effects of PM2.5 to support policy on air quality management are scarce.OBJECTIVES: We assessed long-term effects of PM2.5 on the mortality in a single Asian city.METHODS: For 10-13 years, we followed up a cohort of 66,820 participants ≥ 65 years of age who were enrolled and interviewed in all 18 Elderly Health Centres of the Department of Health, Hong Kong, in 1998-2001. Their residential addresses were geocoded into x- and y-coordinates, and their proxy exposures to PM2.5 at their addresses in 1 × 1 km grids were estimated from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite data. We used Cox regression models to calculate hazard ratios (HRs) of mortality associated with PM2.5.RESULTS: Mortality HRs per 10-μg/m3 increase in PM2.5 were 1.14 (95% CI: 1.07, 1.22) for all natural causes, 1.22 (95% CI: 1.08, 1.39) for cardiovascular causes, 1.42 (95% CI: 1.16, 1.73) for ischemic heart disease, 1.24 (95% CI: 1.00, 1.53) for cerebrovascular disease, and 1.05 (95% CI: 0.90, 1.22) for respiratory causes.CONCLUSIONS: Our methods in using NASA satellite data provide a readily accessible and affordable approach to estimation of a sufficient range of individual PM2.5 exposures in a single city. This approach can expand the capacity to conduct environmental accountability studies in areas with few measurements of fine particles.CITATION: Wong CM, Lai HK, Tsang H, Thach TQ, Thomas GN, Lam KB, Chan KP, Yang L, Lau AK, Ayres JG, Lee SY, Chan WM, Hedley AJ, Lam TH. 2015. Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents. Environ Health Perspect 123:1167-1172; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408264.

AB - BACKGROUND: A limited number of studies on long-term effects of particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 μm (PM2.5) on health suggest it can be an important cause of morbidity and mortality. In Asia where air quality is poor and deteriorating, local data on long-term effects of PM2.5 to support policy on air quality management are scarce.OBJECTIVES: We assessed long-term effects of PM2.5 on the mortality in a single Asian city.METHODS: For 10-13 years, we followed up a cohort of 66,820 participants ≥ 65 years of age who were enrolled and interviewed in all 18 Elderly Health Centres of the Department of Health, Hong Kong, in 1998-2001. Their residential addresses were geocoded into x- and y-coordinates, and their proxy exposures to PM2.5 at their addresses in 1 × 1 km grids were estimated from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite data. We used Cox regression models to calculate hazard ratios (HRs) of mortality associated with PM2.5.RESULTS: Mortality HRs per 10-μg/m3 increase in PM2.5 were 1.14 (95% CI: 1.07, 1.22) for all natural causes, 1.22 (95% CI: 1.08, 1.39) for cardiovascular causes, 1.42 (95% CI: 1.16, 1.73) for ischemic heart disease, 1.24 (95% CI: 1.00, 1.53) for cerebrovascular disease, and 1.05 (95% CI: 0.90, 1.22) for respiratory causes.CONCLUSIONS: Our methods in using NASA satellite data provide a readily accessible and affordable approach to estimation of a sufficient range of individual PM2.5 exposures in a single city. This approach can expand the capacity to conduct environmental accountability studies in areas with few measurements of fine particles.CITATION: Wong CM, Lai HK, Tsang H, Thach TQ, Thomas GN, Lam KB, Chan KP, Yang L, Lau AK, Ayres JG, Lee SY, Chan WM, Hedley AJ, Lam TH. 2015. Satellite-based estimates of long-term exposure to fine particles and association with mortality in elderly Hong Kong residents. Environ Health Perspect 123:1167-1172; http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408264.

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VL - 123

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JO - Environmental Health Perspectives

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