Abstract Title:

Acute effects of air pollution on type II diabetes mellitus hospitalization in Shijiazhuang, China.

Abstract Source:

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 Aug 27. Epub 2018 Aug 27. PMID: 30151787

Abstract Author(s):

Jie Song, Yue Liu, Liheng Zheng, Lihui Gui, Xiangmei Zhao, Dongqun Xu, Weidong Wu

Article Affiliation:

Jie Song


: Air pollution has been considered as an important contributor to diabetes development. However, the evidence is fewer in developing countries where air pollution concentrations were much higher. In this study, we conduct a time-series study to investigate the acute adverse effect of six air pollutants on type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) hospitalization in Shijiazhuang, China. An over-dispersed passion generalized addictive model adjusted for weather conditions, day of the week, and long-term and seasonal trends was used. Finally, a 10-μg/mincrease of fine particulate matter (PM), inhalable particulate matter (PM), sulfur dioxide (SO), nitrogen dioxide (NO), and carbon monoxide (CO) corresponded to 0.53% (95% confidence interval = 0.22-0.83), 0.32% (95% CI = 0.10-0.55), 0.55% (95% CI = 0.04-1.07), 1.27% (95% CI = 0.33-2.22), and 0.04% (95% CI = 0.02-0.06) increment of T2DM hospitalization, respectively. The effects of PM, PM, and CO were robust when adjusted for co-pollutants. The associations appeared to be a little stronger in the cool season than in the warm season. And stronger associations were found in male and elderly (≥ 65 years) than in female and younger people (35-65 years). Our results contribute to the limited data in the scientific literature on acute effects of air pollution on type II diabetes mellitus in developing countries.

MAIN FINDINGS: This is the first adverse effect evidence of air pollution on T2DM in Shijiazhuang, a severely polluted city in China. Males were more vulnerable than females in severe pollution.

Study Type : Human Study

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