Age-Adjusted Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality and Smoking rates with Uranium Mining Location Density

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Title

Age-Adjusted Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality and Smoking rates with Uranium Mining Location Density

Subject

An Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) analysis and visual representation of the Age-Adjusted CLRDM mortality rates (1999-2012), smoking rates (1996-2012), and uranium mining density (2001) in the Four Corners Region.

Description

An OLS analysis was conducted to determine a linear regression model for CLRD. Covariates accounted for in this model were race, ethnicity, poverty, smoking, and distance from active uranium mining sites.
Smoking was the only statistically significant covariate (p-value: <.001) in determining CLRD. As expected, this proves that smoking is an important risk factor for Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease mortality rates. Distance from uranium mining sites was not statistically significant in the regression model. However, there is a lack of foundational health data in counties where mining locations are located which are primarily in southeastern UT and central CO. Our team of medical geographers suggest that distance from uranium sites could be statistically significant if more health data was available in those areas.

Creator

Spencer O Baker

Source

Arizonastateshapefile.census.gov.2018.
Coloradostateshapefile.census.gov.2018
Newmexicostateshapefilecensus.gov.2018
Utahstateshapefile.census.gov.2018.
Unitedstatescountyshapefile.census.gov.2018
Arizonaminelocations.shapefile.usgs.gov.2001
Coloradominelocations.shapefile.usgs.gov.2001
Newmexicominelocations.shapefile.usgs.gov.2001
Utahminelocations.shapefile.usgs.gov.2001
Chroniclowerrespiratorydiseasedata.cdcwonder.1999-2003.
Smokingratesbycounty.smokedatawithfips.tab.harvardqualitativedatarepostitory.1999-2012

Publisher

Website maintained by Chantel Sloan, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department at Brigham Young University.

Date

1996-2012.

Contributor

Spencer O Baker

Rights

Data is published with permission from ArcGIS Pro, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Geological Survey, and Harvard Qualitative Data Repository.

Format

PDF.

Type

Map. PDF.

Identifier

Uranium mines. Smoking.

Coverage

County Level - Four Corners Region - USA.

Files

AACLRDMortalityandSmokingRatesWITHMines.pdf
FinalOLS.pdf

Reference

Spencer O Baker, Age-Adjusted Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease Mortality and Smoking rates with Uranium Mining Location Density, Website maintained by Chantel Sloan, Associate Professor in the Public Health Department at Brigham Young University.
, 1996-2012.