Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
            
  Top » Catalog » Journals » International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health » Volume 6 Issue 2 Articles » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
  
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Central Asia: Perspectives and Present Challenges
$160.00
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Information
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Bestsellers
01.Adult perceptions of youth mental health Issues in a Canadian Province (pp. 203-210)
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Upper-Air observation indicators predict outbreaks of allergies among elementary school children: Integration of daily environmental and school health surveillance systems in Pennsylvania (pp. 177-189)
Tell A Friend
 
Tell someone you know about this product.
Upper-Air observation indicators predict outbreaks of allergies among elementary school children: Integration of daily environmental and school health surveillance systems in Pennsylvania (pp. 177-189) $45.00
Authors:  Wasantha P Jayawardene, Ahmed H Youssef Agha, and David K Lohrmann
Abstract:
Objectives of this study are to determine if a relationship exists between occurrence of allergies among elementary school children and daily upper-air observations (temperature, relative humidity, dew point, mixing ratio) and to derive a mathematical model that predicts allergies. Using an ecological study design, school health records of 168,825 students in elementary schools enrolled in “Health eTools for Schools” within 49 Pennsylvania counties were analyzed. Data representing allergy occurrences were originally recorded by school nurses as the type of treatment given to a student during a clinic visit on a particular day. Daily upper-air measurements from ground level to the 850mb pressure level, covering a radius of 800 kilometers around Pittsburgh, PA, were obtained. Wilcoxon Two-Sample test was used to identify associations. A Generalized Estimating Equation model was used to predict the occurrence of more than 13 cases, the daily mean for 2008-2010. Results showed that the surveillance of allergies among school children in Pennsylvania has increased over these three years. The primary occurrence of allergies among school children was in August-September, followed by December and April, while the lowest was in January and May. Annual averages of upper-air observations were significantly different between seasons (p<0.02). Upper-air temperature, dew point, and mixing ratio above their three-year mean values were significantly associated with occurrence of allergies (p<0.011). In conclusion, monitoring of upper-air observation data over time can be a reliable means for predicting outbreaks of allergies among elementary school children. Such predictions could help parents and school nurses implement effective precautionary measures. 


Available Options:
Version:
Special Focus Titles
01.Violent Communication and Bullying in Early Childhood Education
02.Cultural Considerations in Intervention with Women and Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
03.Chronic Disease and Disability: The Pediatric Lung
04.Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Health: New Research
05.Fire and the Sword: Understanding the Impact and Challenge of Organized Islamism. Volume 2

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2020

Upper-Air observation indicators predict outbreaks of allergies among elementary school children: Integration of daily environmental and school health surveillance systems in Pennsylvania (pp. 177-189)