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The Effect of Fine Particle Pollution on Mortality and Life Expectancy in Sweden 1990-2011

Carlson, Lisa LU (2015) EKHM51 20141
Department of Economic History
Abstract (Swedish)
The level of fine particle pollution in the air has been found to be damaging to health. This study aims to see if there is a negative correlation between the level particulate matter and life expectancy, and a contrary correlation between particulate matter and cause-specific mortality, using a statistical model with the 21 Swedish counties. The outcomes from the statistical models do not, however, show much indication that the pollution level has a significant effect on either life expectancy or mortality. If further research would be pursued on fine particle pollution on life expectancy and mortality in Sweden, the use of smaller geographical areas and a longer time frame could improve the analysis and might lead to more conclusive... (More)
The level of fine particle pollution in the air has been found to be damaging to health. This study aims to see if there is a negative correlation between the level particulate matter and life expectancy, and a contrary correlation between particulate matter and cause-specific mortality, using a statistical model with the 21 Swedish counties. The outcomes from the statistical models do not, however, show much indication that the pollution level has a significant effect on either life expectancy or mortality. If further research would be pursued on fine particle pollution on life expectancy and mortality in Sweden, the use of smaller geographical areas and a longer time frame could improve the analysis and might lead to more conclusive results. (Less)
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Carlson, Lisa LU
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EKHM51 20141
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Air pollution, Mortality, Sweden
language
English
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7373864
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2015-08-17 11:57:03
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  abstract     = {The level of fine particle pollution in the air has been found to be damaging to health. This study aims to see if there is a negative correlation between the level particulate matter and life expectancy, and a contrary correlation between particulate matter and cause-specific mortality, using a statistical model with the 21 Swedish counties. The outcomes from the statistical models do not, however, show much indication that the pollution level has a significant effect on either life expectancy or mortality. If further research would be pursued on fine particle pollution on life expectancy and mortality in Sweden, the use of smaller geographical areas and a longer time frame could improve the analysis and might lead to more conclusive results.},
  author       = {Carlson, Lisa},
  keyword      = {Air pollution,Mortality,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Effect of Fine Particle Pollution on Mortality and Life Expectancy in Sweden 1990-2011},
  year         = {2015},
}