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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Visuomenės sveikata / Public health (M004)
Author(s): Gražulevičienė, Regina;Lekavičiūtė, Jurgita;Mozgeris, Gintautas;Merkevičius, Stanislovas;Deikus, Juvencijus
Title: Traffic noise emissions and myocardial infarction risk
Is part of: Polish journal of environmental studies. Poland : HARD Publishing Company, 2004, Vol. 13, iss. 6
Extent: p. 737-741
Date: 2004
Keywords: Myocardial infarction;Lithuania;Incidence;Ecological study;Environmental noise
Abstract: We examined the possible association between road traffic noise in residential areas and myocardial infarction (MI) incidence. We conducted an ecological study among 25-64-year-old men in the general population of Kaunas city. The study comprised all first time MI cases among stable residents of Kaunas treated in hospitals in 1999-2001 (518). We measured traffic-related noise levels at the 117 electoral districts and linked these levels to residential addresses using Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques. In daytime period (10-12 hr, 10 min.) traffic-related noise emission fluctuated between 58 dB (A) to 82 dB (A) and about 18% of citizens were exposed to noise level exceeding 65 dB (A) in their residential district. The age-adjusted MI incidence per 1,000 increased by increasing noise exposure. In the total group of 25-64 years old men the incidence tended to increase from 2.07 in the 1st (lowest) exposure area to 2.57 in the 4th (highest) exposure area (Risk ratio (RR) 1.33;95% confidence interval (CI) 0.76-2.32). In the subgroup of 55-64 years old men, the risk ratio increased by 92% (RR =1.92;95% CI 1.00-3.67). Our results indicate a relationship between traffic noise exposure and MI incidence among 55-64-year-old men
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Žemės ūkio akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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