Depressive symptomatology in women and residential proximity to high-voltage transmission lines.
Published in: Am J Epidemiol 1994; 139 (1): 58-63
Aim of study (acc. to author)
The association between depressive
symptomatology in women and residential proximity power lines
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
Reference group 1
women living one block away from the power lines
women living close to power lines
USA (Orange County, California)
Statistical analysis method:
- ethnicity, income
Conclusion (acc. to author)
levels taken at the front doors of respondents with homes close to power lines
averaged much higher than those taken at the front doors of respondents living one block away (group 2: 0.486 µT, CI
0.426-0.547; group 1: 0.068 µT, CI
0.062-0.075). Women living close to power lines
were no more likely than those living one block away to report increased depressive symptoms
The authors conclude that no discernible increase in depressive
symptomatology was found in female residents adjacent to overhead transmission lines
compared with residents one block away.
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