Health and Environment Linked for Information Exchange, Atlanta (HELIX-Atlanta).
Linkage of Environmental and Health DataTwo sources of environmental data for HELIX-ATLANTA:
Processing, Linkage and Data Exchange
|The data and model components and linkages for the respiratory health activity within HELIX-Atlanta. Environmental data were provided by EPA and NASA. These were QC’d and merged to provide daily spatial maps of PM2.5. Health data (acute asthma office visits) from Kaiser Permanente-Georgia, obtained via a Business Associate Agreement, were linked with the environmental data. The complete linked data set is protected health information and may only be shared with the HMO. Spatially aggregated data sets are shared with CDC and the general community.
The tables above illustrates data linkage of environmental (PM2.5) and health (asthma) for the HELIX-Atlanta study. The upper left table shows simulated residence locations for HMO members for which data were available for the study, and the lower left lists acute asthma office visits by date. The table on the right provides counts of these visits by day for each 10 km grid cell within the study area. These data are simulated; actual linked data sets constitute protected health information. F=female, M=male, C=child, A=adult.Epidemiological findings for PM2.5 and asthma:
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