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Association between exposure to ambient air pollution and rheumatoid arthritis in adults

Title
Association between exposure to ambient air pollution and rheumatoid arthritis in adults
Authors
Shin J.Lee J.Ha E.-H.
Ewha Authors
하은희
SCOPUS Author ID
하은희scopus
Issue Date
2019
Journal Title
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
ISSN
1661-7827JCR Link
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health vol. 16, no. 7
Keywords
Air pollutionCarbon monoxide (CO)National Health Insurance DataOzone (O 3 )Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Publisher
MDPI AG
Indexed
SCOPUS WOS scopus
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Environmental factors may play roles in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and some studies have shown that air pollution was associated with the development of autoimmune disease. This study was designed to investigate the effect of air pollutants on the development of adult RA. A nested case-control cohort study was performed using the National Health Insurance Service-National Sample Cohort during 2002–2014 in Korea. Air pollution data were collected from the National Ambient Air Monitoring System (NAMIS), and exposure levels were extrapolated using geographic information systems. The group with RA (n = 444) was compared with a propensity score-matched control group (n = 1776), and one-year average concentrations of air pollution were predicted at each patient’s residence. The adjusted binary logistic regression analysis showed a positive association between O 3 exposure and the incidence risk of RA for the third (odds ratios (OR) = 1.45, 95% confidence intervals (CI): 1.08–1.96) and fourth (OR = 1.35, 95% CI: 1.00–1.83) quartiles in adults over 20 years of age. The third quartile CO exposure was also associated with an increased risk of RA (OR = 1.57, 95% CI: 1.16–2.12). The results of this nationwide population-based study showed that a one-year exposure to CO and O 3 in adults was associated with an increased risk of RA. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
DOI
10.3390/ijerph16071227
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