Bangalore, India, is witnessing a dramatic increasein the levels of pollutants as a result of rapid urbanisation and itsconsequent economic growth. A wealth of studies from aroundthe world have shown an association between high levels ofoutdoor pollutants and cardiovascular health. Given the factthat India, and in particular Bangalore, lacks studies in this area,the paper intends to address this gap in knowledge. Weconducted a cross-sectional descriptive study covering a sampleof 34,034 residents of the city to examine the association between outdoor air pollutants (Particulate Matter <10µm inaerodynamic diameter (PM10), Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Oxidesof Nitrogen (NOx)) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortalityover the years 2010-2012. Simple and Multivariable LogisticRegression models were used to estimate the association betweenpredictors (age, gender and outdoor pollutants – PM10, SO2 andNOxlevels) and CVD mortality. The analysis highlightssignificant associations between PM10/NOxlevels and CVDmortality, and provides an important contribution to thescientific literature addressing issues related to the impact ofoutdoor air pollution on health in Bangalore.
|Title of host publication||6th International Conference Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology Communication and Control, Environment and Management (HNICEM)|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||6th International Conference Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology Communication and Control, Environment and Management - De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines|
Duration: 12 Nov 2013 → 14 Nov 2013
|Conference||6th International Conference Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology Communication and Control, Environment and Management|
|Period||12/11/13 → 14/11/13|