ERF for short term PM2.5 exposure and work loss days (WLDs)
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Exposure-response function for short-term (acute) exposure to ambient air particulate matter (PM) with an aerodynamic diameter < 2.5 µm and work loss days (WLDs).
Dimensions and boundaries relevant for the variable
- Age of exposed population
- Country/other geographic area
Ostro (1987) 
Work loss days (WLDs):
- 0.46% (95% Cl 0.39%, 0.53%) increase in WLDs per 1 µg/m3 PM2.5 in age group 15-64
- change of 207 WLDs (95% Cl 176, 238) per 10 µg/m3 PM2.5per year per 1000 people ages 15-64 in general population
- Assumes background rate of 4.5 WLDs per person aged 15-64 (general population, employement rate 63%))
Increase in no. of WLDs per 10 µg/m3 increase in exposure per 1000 people aged 15-64 (general population)
|Age group||WLDs||95% Cl|
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