RAND Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Data Core Series: Pollution, 1988-2004 [United States] (ICPSR 27864)
Principal Investigator(s): Escarce, Jose J., RAND Corporation; Lurie, Nicole, RAND Corporation; Jewell, Adria, RAND Corporation
The RAND Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Data Core Series is composed of a wide selection of analytical measures, encompassing a variety of domains, all derived from a number of disparate data sources. The CPHHD Data Core's central focus is on geographic measures for census tracts, counties, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) from two distinct geo-reference points, 1990 and 2000. The current study, Pollution, comprises data for three criteria pollutants, Particulate Matter 10 ug3 (PM 10), Particulate Matter 2.5 ug3 (PM 2.5), and Ozone (O3), each with two different geo-references (1990 geo-reference and 2000 geo-reference), with aggregations made either to quarterly/annual (PM*) or monthly/summertime (O3), each at three different geographic levels of summary (tract, county (geographic), and MSA (geographic)). All data sets in the series are longitudinal, though with different periods of coverage, depending upon the pollutant. The specific available measures vary depending upon the geographic level of summarization.
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Escarce, Jose J., Nicole Lurie, and Adria Jewell. RAND Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Data Core Series: Pollution, 1988-2004 [United States]. ICPSR27864-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-10-21. doi:10.3886/ICPSR27864.v1
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR27864.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: air pollution, census, census data, census records, census tract level, counties, environmental hazards, environmental monitoring, FIPS codes, hazardous substances, pollutants, pollution
Smallest Geographic Unit: census tract
Geographic Coverage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: census tract, county, metropolitan statistical area
Universe: All census tracts in the 50 United States and District of Columbia and U.S. territories and associated states.
Data Types: census/enumeration data
Data Collection Notes:
Data for Decennial Census Abridged (ICPSR 27866), Segregation Indices (ICPSR 27863), Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status (SES) Index (ICPSR 27865), Disability (ICPSR 27862), Cost-of-Living Indices (ICPSR 27621), and Street Connectivity (ICPSR 27861) are also available from ICPSR.
Additional details about the RAND Center for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) Data Core Series can be found on the RAND Web site.
Study Purpose: The purpose of the CPHHD Data Core Series is to provide projects with the data tools necessary to conduct quality, population-based, health-relevant research.
United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Air Quality System (AQS) Criteria Pollutant Data
Original ICPSR Release: 2011-10-21
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