Abstract

Objective: Asian dust storms (ADS) are long-ranged meteorological phenomena, which are suggested to be associated with several health problems. This study aimed to investigate the risk of stroke hospitalisation following ADS events by conducting a population-based study. Study design and setting: The authors identified 810 947 hospitalisations with an admission diagnosis of stroke during the time period between 2000 and 2009 in Taiwan. The ARIMA method (Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average) was used to examine the associations between ADS episodes and the daily number of stroke hospitalisations. Results: There were 46 separate ADS episodes which resulted in a total of 135 ADS days between 2000 and 2009. The KruskaleWallis test revealed that there was a significant difference in the mean number of daily stroke admissions among ADS days (239.6), post-ADS days (249.2) and non-ADS days (219.7) (p2 and CO, the authors found post-ADS days 1 and 2 to have a significantly higher number of stroke admission than non-ADS days. Post-ADS days 1 and 2 had significantly higher numbers of ischaemic but not haemorrhagic stroke admissions. Conclusion The authors conclude that ADS events are associated with an acute increase in stroke admission rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-131
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Fingerprint

Dust
Hospitalization
Stroke
Carbon Monoxide
Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology

Cite this

Asian dust storm events are associated with an acute increase in stroke hospitalisation. / Kang, Jiunn Horng; Liu, Tsai Ching; Keller, Joseph; Lin, Herng Ching.

In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2013, p. 125-131.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{5075479959954965a47cb39e0ca596d2,
title = "Asian dust storm events are associated with an acute increase in stroke hospitalisation",
abstract = "Objective: Asian dust storms (ADS) are long-ranged meteorological phenomena, which are suggested to be associated with several health problems. This study aimed to investigate the risk of stroke hospitalisation following ADS events by conducting a population-based study. Study design and setting: The authors identified 810 947 hospitalisations with an admission diagnosis of stroke during the time period between 2000 and 2009 in Taiwan. The ARIMA method (Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average) was used to examine the associations between ADS episodes and the daily number of stroke hospitalisations. Results: There were 46 separate ADS episodes which resulted in a total of 135 ADS days between 2000 and 2009. The KruskaleWallis test revealed that there was a significant difference in the mean number of daily stroke admissions among ADS days (239.6), post-ADS days (249.2) and non-ADS days (219.7) (p2 and CO, the authors found post-ADS days 1 and 2 to have a significantly higher number of stroke admission than non-ADS days. Post-ADS days 1 and 2 had significantly higher numbers of ischaemic but not haemorrhagic stroke admissions. Conclusion The authors conclude that ADS events are associated with an acute increase in stroke admission rates.",
author = "Kang, {Jiunn Horng} and Liu, {Tsai Ching} and Joseph Keller and Lin, {Herng Ching}",
year = "2013",
doi = "10.1136/jech-2011-200794",
language = "English",
volume = "67",
pages = "125--131",
journal = "Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health",
issn = "0143-005X",
publisher = "BMJ Publishing Group",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Asian dust storm events are associated with an acute increase in stroke hospitalisation

AU - Kang, Jiunn Horng

AU - Liu, Tsai Ching

AU - Keller, Joseph

AU - Lin, Herng Ching

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - Objective: Asian dust storms (ADS) are long-ranged meteorological phenomena, which are suggested to be associated with several health problems. This study aimed to investigate the risk of stroke hospitalisation following ADS events by conducting a population-based study. Study design and setting: The authors identified 810 947 hospitalisations with an admission diagnosis of stroke during the time period between 2000 and 2009 in Taiwan. The ARIMA method (Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average) was used to examine the associations between ADS episodes and the daily number of stroke hospitalisations. Results: There were 46 separate ADS episodes which resulted in a total of 135 ADS days between 2000 and 2009. The KruskaleWallis test revealed that there was a significant difference in the mean number of daily stroke admissions among ADS days (239.6), post-ADS days (249.2) and non-ADS days (219.7) (p2 and CO, the authors found post-ADS days 1 and 2 to have a significantly higher number of stroke admission than non-ADS days. Post-ADS days 1 and 2 had significantly higher numbers of ischaemic but not haemorrhagic stroke admissions. Conclusion The authors conclude that ADS events are associated with an acute increase in stroke admission rates.

AB - Objective: Asian dust storms (ADS) are long-ranged meteorological phenomena, which are suggested to be associated with several health problems. This study aimed to investigate the risk of stroke hospitalisation following ADS events by conducting a population-based study. Study design and setting: The authors identified 810 947 hospitalisations with an admission diagnosis of stroke during the time period between 2000 and 2009 in Taiwan. The ARIMA method (Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average) was used to examine the associations between ADS episodes and the daily number of stroke hospitalisations. Results: There were 46 separate ADS episodes which resulted in a total of 135 ADS days between 2000 and 2009. The KruskaleWallis test revealed that there was a significant difference in the mean number of daily stroke admissions among ADS days (239.6), post-ADS days (249.2) and non-ADS days (219.7) (p2 and CO, the authors found post-ADS days 1 and 2 to have a significantly higher number of stroke admission than non-ADS days. Post-ADS days 1 and 2 had significantly higher numbers of ischaemic but not haemorrhagic stroke admissions. Conclusion The authors conclude that ADS events are associated with an acute increase in stroke admission rates.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84872133377&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84872133377&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1136/jech-2011-200794

DO - 10.1136/jech-2011-200794

M3 - Article

C2 - 22826296

AN - SCOPUS:84872133377

VL - 67

SP - 125

EP - 131

JO - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

JF - Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

SN - 0143-005X

IS - 2

ER -