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Title: Air pollutants and the admission rate of physchiatric patients

Abstract

The authors studied the correlation between mean daily levels of several air pollutants and the number of emergency room visits and inpatient admissions to a psychiatric hospital in St. Louis during one summer and fall. Nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide showed a positive correlation with emergency room visits by all patients, and nitrogen dioxide also had a positive correlation with inpatient admissions of subjects with diagnoses that were unknown or could not be specified as psychotic. Nitrogen monoxide showed a negative correlation with inpatient admissions during working days (but not during weekends and holidays) for all patients, as well as for those with diagnoses that were unknown or could not be specified as psychotic.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Malcolm Bliss Mental Health Center, St. Louis, MO
OSTI Identifier:
6075835
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6075835
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Am. J. Psychiatry; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 136:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; AIR POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; MENTAL DISORDERS; EVALUATION; CARBON MONOXIDE; HOSPITALS; NITROGEN DIOXIDE; NITROGEN OXIDES; PATIENTS; BUILDINGS; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CHALCOGENIDES; MEDICAL CENTERS; NITROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION 560306* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Man-- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Strahilevitz, M., Strahilevitz, A., and Miller, J.E. Air pollutants and the admission rate of physchiatric patients. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Strahilevitz, M., Strahilevitz, A., & Miller, J.E. Air pollutants and the admission rate of physchiatric patients. United States.
Strahilevitz, M., Strahilevitz, A., and Miller, J.E. Thu . "Air pollutants and the admission rate of physchiatric patients". United States.
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title = {Air pollutants and the admission rate of physchiatric patients},
author = {Strahilevitz, M. and Strahilevitz, A. and Miller, J.E.},
abstractNote = {The authors studied the correlation between mean daily levels of several air pollutants and the number of emergency room visits and inpatient admissions to a psychiatric hospital in St. Louis during one summer and fall. Nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide showed a positive correlation with emergency room visits by all patients, and nitrogen dioxide also had a positive correlation with inpatient admissions of subjects with diagnoses that were unknown or could not be specified as psychotic. Nitrogen monoxide showed a negative correlation with inpatient admissions during working days (but not during weekends and holidays) for all patients, as well as for those with diagnoses that were unknown or could not be specified as psychotic.},
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journal = {Am. J. Psychiatry; (United States)},
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volume = 136:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
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