Depressive symptoms and headaches in relation to proximity of residence to an alternating-current transmission line right-of-way.
Published in: Am J Epidemiol 1993; 137 (3): 318-330
Aim of study (acc. to author)
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
Type of risk estimation:
(odds ratio (OR))
- interview: living near a power line, if they could see the towers from their houses or yards
Reference group 1
proximity to right-of-way of power line: far
near residences: properties abutting the right-of-way or from which the power line towers are visible
residents of 8 towns along a transmission line, adults residing on properties abutting the right-of-way and residents who, by signing a petition or an attendance sheet at a public meeting, had expressed active interest
Statistical analysis method:
- unconditional logistic regression
- marital status, all attitude and opinion measures
Conclusion (acc. to author)
Limitations (acc. to author)
An extremely crude measure of residential proximity to the power line
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