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PHS Monday Seminar: Marah Curtis, “Ambient Air Pollution, Housing Context, and Birth Outcomes among Wisconsin Mothers”

February 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Marah Curtis

Ambient Air Pollution, Housing Context, and Birth Outcomes among Wisconsin MothersAbstract:  To assess the association between air pollution exposure and housing context during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes. Methods. We linked air pollution data from the Environmental Protection Agency and housing data from the American Community Survey with birth records from Wisconsin counties over a 9-year period. We calculated average daily pregnancy exposure to fine particulate matter and ozone and modeled its relationship to preterm birth, low birth weight and NICU admission, adjusting for individual characteristics and housing context . Results. Ozone exposure and housing cost burden had substantive and statistically significant negative associations with birth weight and gestational age, and positive associations with NICU admission, while a poor-quality housing environment had a significant negative effect on weeks of gestation and a positive association with NICU admission. Fine particulate matter exposure had a negligible correlation with these outcomes.

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February 28, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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