Medical Reports & Case Studies

ISSN - 2572-5130

Savita Prashar

Department of Public Health, University of Punjab, Chandigarh, India


  • Research Article   
    A Longitudinal Study on Respiratory Morbidity due to Air Pollution in an Industrial Town Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab, India
    Author(s): Manoj Kumar* and Savita Prashar

    Introduction: Air quality is continuously degraded in Mandi Gobindgarh an industrial town of Punjab in India, which may lead to respiratory morbidity this town. Material and methods: A longitudinal study for 20 years (2001-2021) of follow up was conducted in Mandi Gobindgarh an “Industrial Town” of Punjab, India. Results: Trends shows that air pollution level was extremely higher in Mandi Gobindgarh an industrial town during the period of 20 years as compared to permissible limit. Adjusted Odds Ratio for, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in year 2021 was (OR=4.01, 95% CI 1.72-5.92 P=0.01) as compared to year 2001 i.e. (OR=2.23, 95% CI 1.10-4.53 P=0.03) were found significantly higher after a follow up of 20 years in the residents of Industrial Town. After this follow u.. View More»

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