Assessing the benefits of hypothetical air pollution reduction interventions on stroke in Belgium

Last updated on 29-11-2023 by Ingrid Pelgrims

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Abstract Background The adverse health impact of air pollution exposure on stroke is already well documented but there is a lack of methodological tools to provide actionable evidence on the potential health benefits of realistic interventions. This study demonstrates the use of a parametric g-computation approach to evaluate the impact of hypothetical interventions targeting long-term exposure to air pollution on reducing the stroke prevalence in Belgium using data from three national Health Interview surveys (BHIS 2008-2013-2018). Methods BHIS data (n = 27536) were linked to e…

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