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Noise Levels In Madrid: Association With Emergency Hospital Admissions

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EHR010201

Volume

5

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

1,112 kb

Author(s)

J. Diaz, R. Garcia, A. Tobias, J C. Alberdi, C. Lopez, E. Hernandez, G. Maqueda, A. Jordan and A. Otero

Abstract

Noise levels in Madrid: association with emergency hospital admissions. J. Diaz*, R. Garcia^, A. Tobias^, J.C. Alberdi*, C. Lopez*, E. Hernandez^, G. Maqueda^, A. Jordan*, A. Otero*. * Centra Universitario de Salud Publica, Madrid, Spain *'Departamento Fisica de la Tierra II, Facultad de Fisicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain * Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Servicio de Epidemiologia Clinica y Salud Publica, Barcelona, Spain Abstract Previous studies have evaluated the influence of meteorological variables and chemical pollutants on mortality and morbidity recorded on cities. In comparison, little attention has been paid to the role of environmental noise as risk factor in urban environments. The aim of this paper is to describe noise values in Madrid and evaluate its effect on emergency admissions. Cluster analysis is used to identify spatial patterns, spectral analysis is applied to investigate time characteristics. Box-Jenkins models are u

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