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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Aplinkos inžinerija / Environmental engineering (T004);Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Robinson, Oliver;Tamayo-Uria, Ibon;Castro, Montserrat de;Valentín, Antònia;Giorgis-Allemand, Lise;Krog, Hjertager Norun;Aasvang, Gunn Marit;Ambròs, Albert;Ballester, Ferran;Bird, Pippa;Chatzi, Leda;Cirach, Marta;Dėdelė, Audrius;Donaire-Gonzalez, David;Gražulevičienė, Regina;Iakovides, Minas;Ibarluzea, Jesus;Kampouri, Mariza;Lepeule, Johanna;Maitre, Léa;McEachan, Rosemary R. C;Oftedal, Bente;Siroux, Valérie;Slama, Rémy;Stephanou, Euripides G;Sunyer, Jordi;Urquiza, Jose;Weyde, Kjell Vegard;Wright, John;Vrijheid, Martine;Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark;Basagaña, Xavier
Title: The Urban exposome during pregnancy and its socioeconomic determinants
Is part of: Environmental health perspectives. Research Triangle Park, USA : National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2018, Vol. 126, iss. 7
Extent: p. 1-15
Date: 2018
Note: The research leading to these results received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement no 308333 – the HELIX project. The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Ministry of Education and Research, NIH/NIEHS (contract no N01-ES-75558), NIH/NINDS (grant no. 1 UO1 NS 047537 01 and grant no. 2 UO1 NS 047537 06A1)
Keywords: Urban environment;Pregnancy;Influence child development
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The urban exposome is the set of environmental factors that are experienced in the outdoor urban environment and that may influence child development. OBJECTIVE: The authors’ goal was to describe the urban exposome among European pregnant women and understand its socioeconomic determinants. METHODS: Using geographic information systems, remote sensing and spatio-temporal modeling we estimated exposure during pregnancy to 28 environmental indicators in almost 30,000 women from six population-based birth cohorts, in nine urban areas from across Europe. Exposures included meteorological factors, air pollutants, traffic noise, traffic indicators, natural space, the built environment, public transport, facilities, and walkability. Socioeconomic position (SEP), assessed at both the area and individual level, was related to the exposome through an exposome-wide association study and principal component (PC) analysis. RESULTS: Mean±standard deviation (SD) NO2 levels ranged from 13:6±5:1 lg=m3 (in Heraklion, Crete) to 43:2 ± 11 lg=m3 (in Sabadell, Spain), mean ± SD walkability score ranged from 0:22 ± 0:04 (Kaunas, Lithuania) to 0:32 ± 0:07 (Valencia, Spain) and mean ± SD Normalized Difference Vegetation Index ranged from 0:21 ± 0:05 in Heraklion to 0:51 ± 0:1 in Oslo, Norway. Four PCs explained more than half of variation in the urban exposome. There was considerable heterogeneity in social patterning of the urban exposome across cities. For example, high-SEP (based on family education) women lived in greener, less noisy, and less polluted areas in Bradford, UK (0.39 higher PC1 score, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.31, 0.47), but the reverse was observed in Oslo (−0:57 PC1 score, 95% CI: −0:73, −0:41). For most cities, effects were stronger when SEP was assessed at the area level: In Bradford, women living in high SEP areas had a 1.34 higher average PC1 score (95% CI: 1.21, 1.48). [...]
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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