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Type of publication: conference paper
Type of publication (PDB): Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Gražulevičienė, Regina;Danilevičiutė, Asta;Dėdelė, Audrius;Venclovienė, Jonė;Gražulevičius, Tomas;Andrušaitytė, Sandra
Title: Association between city parks and risk of hypertension amongst reproductive age women
Is part of: Environmental health perspectives. Research Triangle Park, USA : National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2013
Extent: p. 601-601
Date: 2013
Note: Environment and Health - Bridging South, North, East and West, 19-23 August 2013 in Basel, Switzerland : Abstracts of the 2013 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)
Keywords: Green spaces;Hypertension;Risk
Abstract: Background: There is some evidence that exposure to green environments is associated with health benefits, including lower blood pressure, although little research has been reported using exposure measures at the personal level. Aims We examined the association between city parks and hypertension amongst reproductive aged women. Methods: This study included 3,416 women 20-45 year’s old Kaunas city residents. We used a geographic information system (GIS) to assess the ambient NO2 exposure and surrounding greenness in buffers of 300 m, 700 m and 1000 m around each women place of residence. Green space exposure effects on doctor-diagnosed hypertension were estimated by multiple logistic regressions with adjustments for potential confounders and NO2 exposure. Results: An increase in the distance from city parks across 20-45 years old women was associated with an increase in odds ratio (OR) for high normal blood pressure group and an exposure-response relation was indicated (OR=1.10, 95% CI 0.80–1.50 and OR=2,01, 95% CI 1.31–3,11, moderate vs. lowest and highest vs. lowest exposure, respectively). The effect was less pronounced amongst women of hypertension group (OR=1.22, 95% CI 0.80–1.86, highest vs. lowest exposure). Conclusions: The present study findings suggest a beneficial effect of exposure to green spaces on hypertension risk amongst 20-45 years old women. Neighbourhood greenness may have an impact in prevention hypertension and reducing related morbidity
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Lietuvos sveikatos mokslų universiteto Medicinos akademijos Kardiologijos institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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