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Cardiopulmonary hospitalizations and air quality in counties affected by wildfires, 2008-2010

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The final dataset combines cardiopulmonary hospitalization data for those 65 and over using the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) files from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), modeled fine particulate matter (PM2.5) concentrations from the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model, and monitoring site concentrations of PM2.5 from the Air Quality System (AQS). All data are aggregated to the county level and restricted to counties with wildfires recorded between 2008-2010. This dataset is not publicly accessible because: EPA cannot release personally identifiable information regarding living individuals, according to the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This dataset contains information about human research subjects. Because there is potential to identify individual participants and disclose personal information, either alone or in combination with other datasets, individual level data are not appropriate to post for public access. Restricted access may be granted to authorized persons by contacting the party listed. It can be accessed through the following means: Due to the presence of PII, limited data are available on request. Format: The data are stored as an R dataset (.RData) on a restricted drive.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Deflorio-Barker, S., J. Crooks, J. Reyes, and A.G. Rappold. Cardiopulmonary effects of fine particulate matter exposure among older adults, during wildfire and non-wildfire periods, in U.S. 2008-2010. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, 127(3): 37006, (2019).

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from EPA ScienceHub

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Data Last Modified 2017-10-02
Public Access Level public
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Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
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