Self-Reported Truck Traffic on the Street of Residence and Symptoms of Asthma and Allergic Disease: A Global Relationship in ISAAC Phase 3

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dc.contributor.author Brunekreef, B en
dc.contributor.author Stewart, Alistair en
dc.contributor.author Anderson, HR en
dc.contributor.author Lai, CKW en
dc.contributor.author Strachan, DP en
dc.contributor.author and the ISAAC Phase Three Study Group en
dc.contributor.author Pearce, N en
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Edwin en
dc.contributor.author Clayton, Tadd en
dc.contributor.author Asher, Monica Innes en
dc.contributor.author Ellwood, Philippa en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-01T19:13:28Z en
dc.date.issued 2009-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Health Perspectives 117(11):1791-1798 Nov 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 0091-6765 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12439 en
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Associations between traffic pollution on the street of residence and a range of respiratory and allergic outcomes in children have been reported in developed countries, but little is known about such associations in developing countries.METHODS: The third phase of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) was carried out in 13- to 14-year-old and 6- to 7-year-old children across the world. A question about frequency of truck traffic on the street of residence was included in an additional questionnaire. We investigated the association between self-reported truck traffic on the street of residence and symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema with logistic regression. Adjustments were made for sex, region of the world, language, gross national income, and 10 other subject-specific covariates.RESULTS: Frequency of truck traffic on the street of residence was positively associated with the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema with an exposure-response relationship. Odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) for "current wheeze" and "almost the whole day" versus "never" truck traffic were 1.35 (1.23-1.49) for 13- to 14-year-olds and 1.35 (1.22-1.48) for 6- to 7-year-olds.CONCLUSIONS: Higher exposure to self-reported truck traffic on the street of residence is associated with increased reports of symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema in many locations in the world. These findings require further investigation in view of increasing exposure of the world's children to traffic. en
dc.language EN en
dc.publisher US DEPT HEALTH HUMAN SCIENCES PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Environmental Health Perspectives en
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dc.subject air pollution en
dc.subject asthma en
dc.subject eczema en
dc.subject rhinitis en
dc.subject truck traffic en
dc.subject CHILDRENS RESPIRATORY HEALTH en
dc.subject DIESEL EXHAUST PARTICLES en
dc.subject AIR-POLLUTION en
dc.subject CHILDHOOD ISAAC en
dc.subject WORLDWIDE VARIATIONS en
dc.subject SCHOOL-CHILDREN en
dc.subject ATOPIC ECZEMA en
dc.subject PREVALENCE en
dc.subject EXPOSURE en
dc.subject RHINOCONJUNCTIVITIS en
dc.title Self-Reported Truck Traffic on the Street of Residence and Symptoms of Asthma and Allergic Disease: A Global Relationship in ISAAC Phase 3 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1289/ehp.0800467 en
pubs.issue 11 en
pubs.begin-page 1791 en
pubs.volume 117 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: US DEPT HEALTH HUMAN SCIENCES PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE en
dc.identifier.pmid 20049134 en
pubs.end-page 1798 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 98466 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Paediatrics Child & Youth Hlth en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 20049134 en


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