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Environmental Quality Index

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

An Environmental Quality Index (EQI) for all counties in the United States for the time period 2000-2005 was developed which incorporated data from five environmental domains: air, water, land, built, and socio-demographic. The EQI was developed in four parts: domain identification; data source identification and review; variable construction; and data reduction using principal components analysis (PCA). The methods applied provide a reproducible approach that capitalizes almost exclusively on publically-available data sources. The primary goal in creating the EQI is to use it as a composite environmental indicator for research on human health. A series of peer reviewed manuscripts utilized the EQI in examining health outcomes. This dataset is not publicly accessible because: This series of papers are considered Human health research - not to be loaded onto ScienceHub. It can be accessed through the following means: The EQI data can be accessed at: Format: EQI data, metadata, formats, and data dictionary all available at website.

This dataset is associated with the following publications: Gray, C., L. Messer, K. Rappazzo, J. Jagai, S. Grabich, and D. Lobdell. The association between physical inactivity and obesity is modified by five domains of environmental quality in U.S. adults: A cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE. Public Library of Science, San Francisco, CA, USA, 13(8): e0203301, (2018). Patel, A., J. Jagai, L. Messer, C. Gray, K. Rappazzo, S. DeflorioBarker, and D. Lobdell. Associations between environmental quality and infant mortality in the United States, 2000-2005. Archives of Public Health. BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK, 76(60): 1, (2018). Gray, C., D. Lobdell, K. Rappazzo, Y. Jian, J. Jagai, L. Messer, A. Patel, S. Deflorio-Barker, C. Lyttle, J. Solway, and A. Rzhetsky. Associations between environmental quality and adult asthma prevalence in medical claims data. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, 166: 529-536, (2018).

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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 2017-08-23
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 020:00
Schema Version
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Harvest Source Id 04b59eaf-ae53-4066-93db-80f2ed0df446
Harvest Source Title EPA ScienceHub
Program Code 020:097
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
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Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 171062248fa217973fe0383e266ddc3157038d68
Source Schema Version 1.1

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