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Additive Interaction between Heterogeneous Environmental Quality Domains (Air, Water, Land, Sociodemographic, and Built Environment) on Preterm Birth
Shannon C. Grabich, Kristen M. Rappazzo, Jyotsna S. Jagai, Yun Jian, Lynne C. Messer, Christine L. Gray, Danelle T. Lobdell

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
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