Adult asthma and traffic exposure at residential address, workplace address, and self-reported daily time outdoor in traffic: A two-stage case-control study

SND-ID: EXT 0088

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kristina Jakobsson - Lund University, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Description

This study used GIS (Geographical Information Systems) to estimate traffic exposure, not only on residential, but also on workplace address, in addition to survey questions on time spent in traffic during commuting or other daily activities. This study was conducted in two stages: A first cross-sectional public health survey in Southern Sweden 2004 (n = 24819, 18-80 years, response rate 59%) was followed by a case-control study in 2005 to obtain more detailed exposure and confounder information (n = 2856, asthmatics and controls (1:3, frequency matched on sex), 86% response rate). In the first survey, only residential address was known. In the second survey, questions about workplace addresses and daily time spent in traffic were also included. Residential and workplace addresses were geocoded and linked with GIS to road data and dispersion modelled outdoor concentrations of NOx (annual mean, 250 × 250 m resolution).

Purpose:

The aim was to investigate the association between traffic exposure and prevalence of asthma and asthma symptoms in adults in occupationally active age. The study inves

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Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review

Lund - Ref. 387/2004

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Participants of the Scanian public-health survey 2004 having agreed to participate in additional studies, age 18-65 years, asthmatics and controls matched on sex.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified

Time period(s) investigated

2005–2005

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Scania (southern Sweden)

Publications

Anna Lindgren, Jonas Björk, Emilie Stroh, Kristina Jakobsson. Adult asthma and traffic exposure at residential address, workplace address, and self-reported daily time outdoor in traffic: A two-stage case-control study. BMC Public Health 2010, 10:716.
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Dataset
Study on Environment and Health

Description

The dataset includes a subset of the respondents (asthmatics and controls) from the Scanian public-health survey 2004 (Folkhälsoenkät Skåne 2004).

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Kristina Jakobsson - Lund University, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Time period(s) investigated

2005–2005

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2005–2005
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

2856

Response rate/participation rate

86

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Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2014-01-08
Last updated: 2020-05-04