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Household solid fuel use and pulmonary function in an urban population in Shanghai, China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23155189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We examined the association between household solid fuel exposure and lung function in a densely populated district in urban Shanghai, China.
METHODS: Spirometry was performed in 12 506 subjects, aged 18 and over, residing in the Putuo District in Shanghai, China, in a cross-sectional survey. Exposure to solid fuel use at home was assessed by an administered questionnaire, estimating duration and total amount of solid fuel use at home during the lifetime.
RESULTS: After adjusting for confounders, the subjects with exposure to household solid fuel had a 1.3% (95% CI 0.57 to 2.02) decrease in forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) percent predicted and 3.5% (95% CI 2.74 to 4.18) decrease in forced vital capacity (FVC) percent predicted, respectively. Trends towards decreased pulmonary function measures were seen for longer duration and greater amount of household fuel use at home, in the highest compared with lowest tertile (p values for trend <0.001). We observed decrease in FEV(1) and FVC percent predicted across increase in tertile of body mass index in association with in-home solid fuel exposure.
CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that in-home solid fuel exposure is associated with reduced lung function in an urban population.
Mi-Sun Lee; Jing-qing Hang; Feng-ying Zhang; Bu-yong Zheng; Li Su; Yang Zhao; He-lian Dai; Hong-xi Zhang; David C Christiani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2012-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Occupational and environmental medicine     Volume:  70     ISSN:  1470-7926     ISO Abbreviation:  Occup Environ Med     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-18     Completed Date:  2013-03-11     Revised Date:  2013-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422759     Medline TA:  Occup Environ Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  120-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Body Mass Index
China / epidemiology
Cross-Sectional Studies
Energy-Generating Resources
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*,  analysis
Forced Expiratory Volume / physiology
Lung Diseases / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Overweight / epidemiology
Urban Health
Vital Capacity / physiology
Young Adult
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