Additive Interaction between Heterogeneous Environmental Quality Domains (Air, Water, Land, Sociodemographic, and Built Environment) on Preterm Birth
Published: 24 October 2016 by Frontiers Media SA in Frontiers in Public Health
Frontiers Media SA, Volume 4; 10.3389/fpubh.2016.00232
Abstract: Background: Environmental exposures often occur in tandem; however, epidemiological research often focuses on singular exposures. Statistical interactions among broad, well-characterized environmental domains have not yet been evaluated in association with health. We address this gap by conducting a county-level cross-sectional analysis of interactions between Environmental Quality Index (EQI) domain indices on preterm birth in the Unites States from 2000 to 2005.
Keywords: Environmental quality, Interaction, air, water, Sociodemographic, Built environment, land, preterm birth