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Greenspace and sudden unexpected death

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The attached dataset comprises 187 records, summarized by 2010 census tract. There are 40 variable fields including percent landcover type from the 2011 30m National Land Cover Dataset, density of greenway trails from Wake County (NC) gov't, and demographic attributes from the 2014 American Community Survey. Two fields reflect count (during 2013-2015) and rate of sudden death; these fields are blank because these human-health data are protected under IRB agreement through UNC.

The EPA/ORD point of contact for this analysis is Dr. Laura Jackson ( If interested in acessing the Wake County sudden death dataset, please contact Dr. Ross Simpson (

This dataset is associated with the following publication: Wu, J., K. Rappazzo, R. Simpson, G. Joodi, I. Pursell, P. Mounsey, W. Cascio, and L. Jackson. Exploring links between greenspace and sudden unexpected death: a spatial analysis. ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, 113: 114-121, (2018).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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

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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 2018-04-24
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 020:00
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Harvest Source Title EPA ScienceHub
Program Code 020:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency > U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD)
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