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dc.contributor.authorDiaz-Jimenez, Julio 
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Bueno, Jose Antonio 
dc.contributor.authorCulqui, Dante R 
dc.contributor.authorAsensio, César
dc.contributor.authorSánchez-Martínez, Gerardo
dc.contributor.authorLinares-Gil, Cristina
dc.identifier.citationEnviron Res . 2021 Jan 23;195:110766.es_ES
dc.description.abstractResearch that analyzes the effect of different environmental factors on the impact of COVID-19 focus primarily on meteorological variables such as humidity and temperature or on air pollution variables. However, noise pollution is also a relevant environmental factor that contributes to the worsening of chronic cardiovascular diseases and even diabetes. This study analyzes the role of short-term noise pollution levels on the incidence and severity of cases of COVID-19 in Madrid from February 1 to May 31, 2020. The following variables were used in the study: daily noise levels averaged over 14 days; daily incidence rates, average cumulative incidence over 14 days; hospital admissions, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) admissions and mortality due to COVID-19. We controlled for the effect of the pollutants PM10 and NO2 as well as for variables related to seasonality and autoregressive nature. GLM models with Poisson regressions were carried out using significant variable selection (p < 0.05) to calculate attributable RR. The results of the modeling using a single variable show that the levels of noise (leq24 h) were related to the incidence rate, the rate of hospital admissions, the ICU admissions and the rate of average cumulative incidence over 14 days. These associations presented lags, and the first association was with incidence (lag 7 and lag 10), then with hospital admissions (lag 17) and finally ICU admissions (lag 22). There was no association with deaths due to COVID-19. In the results of the models that included PM10, NO2, Leq24 h and the control variables simultaneously, we observed that only Leq24 h went on to become a part of the models using COVID-19 variables, including the 14-day average cumulative incidence. These results show that noise pollution is an important environmental variable that is relevant in relation to the incidence and severity of COVID-19 in the Province of Madrid.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge ENPY 221/20 project grant from the Carlos III Institute of Health.es_ES
dc.subjectAir pollutiones_ES
dc.subjectTraffic noisees_ES
dc.titleDoes exposure to noise pollution influence the incidence and severity of COVID-19?es_ES
dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.contributor.funderInstituto de Salud Carlos III - ISCIIIes_ES
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental researches_ES
dc.repisalud.centroISCIII::Escuela Nacional de Sanidades_ES
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/ENPY 221/20es_ES

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