Title

Chapter 3 - Case study: Does PM2.5 contribute to the incidence of lung and bronchial cancers in the United States?

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

11-22-2019

Publication Title

Spatiotemporal Analysis of Air Pollution and Its Application in Public Health

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-815822-7.00003-0

Abstract

Air quality has been long known to be strongly related to human health. Many studies have assessed the impact of air pollution on human health. This case study illustrates how to conduct a statistical study related to air pollution and health issues using the statistical methods introduced in the previous chapter. This case study is to examine if PM2.5 contributes to the incidence of lung and bronchial cancers in the United States. Statistical analyses, such as descriptive statistics, scatter plots, time series analyses, generalized linear regression models, and lagged regression, are used to explore the relationship between the lung and bronchial cancer annual rates and PM2.5 values at both national and state levels.

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