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Short-term exposure to ambient ozone and cardiovascular mortality in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis


Guo, X and Su, W and Wang, H and Li, N and Song, Q and Liang, Q and Sun, C and Liang, M and Zhou, Z and Song, EJ and Sun, Y, Short-term exposure to ambient ozone and cardiovascular mortality in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis, International Journal of Environmental Health Research ISSN 1369-1619 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09603123.2022.2066070


Air pollution is a major public health concern in China. Notwithstanding this, there is limited evidence regarding the impact of short-term exposure to ambient ozone on cardiovascular mortality in the Chinese population. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis to address this important question. The random-effects model was applied to pool the results from individual studies. Finally, 32 effect estimates extracted from 19 studies were pooled in this meta-analysis. The pooled relative risk for cardiovascular mortality for each 10 g/m3 increment in ozone concentration was 1.0068 (95% CI: 1.0049, 1.0086). This significant positive association between ozone exposure and cardiovascular mortality was also observed in different two-pollutant models. This meta-analysis revealed that exposure to ozone was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular mortality in China, and more efforts on controlling the population from ozone are needed to improve cardiovascular health of Chinese population.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:air pollution, ozone, China, cardiovascular mortality, ambient ozone, meta-analysis
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Objective Field:Air quality
UTAS Author:Zhou, Z (Dr Zhen Zhou)
ID Code:149856
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-04-20
Last Modified:2022-05-20

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