Columbia University Puerto Rico Study.

Metadata Updated: February 13, 2019

Lifetime childhood asthma prevalence (LCAP) percentages in Puerto Rico Health Regions (HR) are substantially higher in northeastern vs. southwestern HR. Higher average relative humidity in the northeast might promote mold and mite exposures and possibly asthma prevalence. To test this hypothesis, mold contamination, Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) values were measured in floor dust (n = 26) and dust mite allergen concentrations in bed dust (n = 14). For this analysis, the eight HR were divided into those with LCAP > 30% (n = 3) and < 30% (n = 5). The average ERMI value was significantly greater (Wilcoxon Rank Sum, p < 0.001) in high than in low LCAP HR (14.5 vs. 9.3). The dust mite antigens Der p 1, Der f 1, and Blo t 5 were detected in 90% of bed samples, but the concentrations were not significantly different in high vs. low LCAP HR. Mold exposures might partially explain the differences in LCAP HR in Puerto Rico. This dataset is not publicly accessible because: This was a study conducted by Columbia University researchers. It can be accessed through the following means: Contact: Matthew S. Perzanowski, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Environmental Health Sciences Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University (212) 305-3465. Format: This study was conducted by Columbia University. There is no dataset format.

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Vesper , S., H. Choi, M. Perzanowski, L. Acosta, A. Divjan, B. Bolanos-Rosero, F. Rivera-Mariani, and G. Chew. Mold populations and dust mite allergen concentrations in house dust samples from across Puerto Rico. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH. Carfax Publishing Limited, Basingstoke, UK, 26(2): 198-207, (2016).

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https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2015.1089531

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Metadata Created Date September 19, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2019

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Metadata Created Date September 19, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 13, 2019
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
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Maintainer
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Maintainer Email
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Data Last Modified 2016-08-01
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Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
Related Documents https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09603123.2015.1089531
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