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Research Article

Decreased Pulmonary Function in School Children in Western Japan after Exposures to Asian Desert Dusts and Its Association with Interleukin-8

Table 3

Estimated effects of ADS events on PEF in two-pollutant model after adjustment for SPM, PM2.5, NO2, , and SO2.

YearAdjustmentChange in PEF95% CI value

2012 and 2013Adjusted for SPM0.011
Adjusted for PM2.50.002
Adjusted for SO20.059
Adjusted for 0.002
Adjusted for NO20.001

2012Adjusted for SPM0.001
Adjusted for PM2.50.001
Adjusted for SO20.001
Adjusted for 0.019
Adjusted for NO20.001

2013Adjusted for SPM0.306
Adjusted for PM2.50.216
Adjusted for SO20.128
Adjusted for 0.900
Adjusted for NO20.085

Calculated for an interquartile by ADS and adjusted for individual characteristics (age, gender, height, weight, and presence of asthma, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, atopic dermatitis, and food allergies) and meteorological variables (temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure).
ADS: Asian dust storm, PEF: peak expiratory flow, SPM (μg/m3): suspended particle matter, PM2.5 (μg/m3): particulate matter smaller than 2.5 μm in diameter, NO2 (ppb): nitrogen dioxide, (ppb): photochemical oxidants, SO2 (ppb): sulfur dioxide, and CI: confidence interval.

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