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Air pollution, Fuel Usage and Health Outcomes in Madre de Dios, Peru: a Comparative Cross Sectional Study

dc.contributor.advisor Pan, William K
dc.contributor.author Chao, Christina Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-01T20:10:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-15T04:30:05Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/10541
dc.description.abstract <p>Air pollution is a common problem. Particulate matter generated from air pollution has been tied to adverse health outcomes associated with cardiovascular disease. Biomass fuels are a specific contributor to increased particulate matter and arise as a result of indoor heating, cook stoves and indoor food preparation. This is a two part cross sectional study looking at communities in the Madre de Dios region. Survey data was collected from 9 communities along the Madre de Dios River. Individual level household PM2.5 was also collected as a means to generate average PM data stratified by fuel use. Data collection was affected by a number of outside factors, which resulted in a loss of data. Results from the cross-sectional study indicate that hypertension is not a significant source of morbidity. Obesity is prevalent and significantly associated with kitchen venting method indicating a potential relationship.</p>
dc.subject Environmental health
dc.subject Epidemiology
dc.subject Air Pollution
dc.subject CVD
dc.subject Fuel
dc.title Air pollution, Fuel Usage and Health Outcomes in Madre de Dios, Peru: a Comparative Cross Sectional Study
dc.type Master's thesis
dc.department Global Health
duke.embargo.months 9


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