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Association of pollution with quantiles and expectations of the hospitalization rate of elderly people by respiratory diseases in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Alencar, A. P. [1] ; Santos, B. R. [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Math & Stat, Dept Stat, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENVIRONMETRICS; v. 25, n. 3, p. 165-171, MAY 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Associations of pollution with expected rates of morbidity and mortality are discussed extensively in the literature, but associations between pollution and quantiles of these rates may change substantially. In this study, we compare the association of pollution and climate variables controlling for seasonality with the expectation and quantile of the hospitalization rate. The generalized linear model with the binomial negative distribution and the quantile regression are fitted to the daily number of hospitalizations of resident people older than 65years in SAo Paulo City from 2006 to 2011. The daily average nitrogen oxide concentration presented the most significant association with the expected hospitalization rate and with the 90th percentile of this rate but no significant association with the median rate, controlling for seasonality and climate variables. The minimum temperature and relative humidity presented significant association with the expected hospitalization rate but no significant association with the 90th percentile. The effects may be very distinct for the average rate or high quantiles, which may affect planning the number of hospital beds mainly during the winter. Copyright (c) 2014 John Wiley \& Sons, Ltd. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/00506-1 - Time series, wavelets and functional data analysis
Grantee:Pedro Alberto Morettin
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/20267-9 - Extensions of Bayesian quantile regression models
Grantee:Bruno Ramos dos Santos
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate