Document Detail

Quantitative methods for environmental justice assessment of transportation
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10949416     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Application of Executive Order 12898 to risk assessment of highway or rail transport of hazardous materials has proven difficult; in general, the location and conditions affecting the propagation of a plume of hazardous material released in a potential accident are unknown. Therefore, analyses have only been possible in a geographically broad or approximate manner. The advent of geographic information systems and development of software enhancements at Sandia National Laboratories have made kilometer-by-kilometer analysis of populations tallied by U.S. Census blocks along entire routes practicable. Tabulations of total or racially/ethnically distinct populations close to a route, its alternatives, or the broader surrounding area, can then be compared and differences evaluated statistically. This article presents methods of comparing populations and their racial/ethnic compositions using simple tabulations, histograms, and chi-square tests for statistical significance of differences found. Two examples of these methods are presented: comparison of two routes and comparison of a route with its surroundings.
Mills; Neuhauser
Related Documents :
20197386 - Estimation of the population attributable fraction for mortality in a cohort study usin...
25238406 - Gregarine site-heterogeneous 18s rdna trees, revision of gregarine higher classificatio...
10601986 - Craniofacial morphology of the first americans: pattern and process in the peopling of ...
12732076 - Phase transitions in sexual populations subject to stabilizing selection.
18716326 - Second-order moments of segregating sites under variable population size.
12626236 - Assimilating satellite ocean-colour observations into oceanic ecosystem models.
Publication Detail:
Journal Detail:
Title:  Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1539-6924     ISO Abbreviation:  Risk Anal.     Publication Date:  2000 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109978     Medline TA:  Risk Anal     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  Eng     Pagination:  377-84     Citation Subset:  -    
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Regression models and risk estimation for mixed discrete and continuous outcomes in developmental to...
Next Document:  Evaluating the simplified Conjoint Expected Risk model: comparing the use of objective and subjectiv...