Search for dissertations about: "Environmental health"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1636 swedish dissertations containing the words Environmental health.

  1. 1. Essays on Social Capital, Health and Socioeconomic Inequalities in Health A Health Economic Study

    Author : Kamrul Islam; Socialepidemiologi; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; economic systems; economic theory; Economics; econometrics; Samhällsvetenskaper; Social sciences; epidemiologi; Folkhälsa; epidemiology; Public health; Sweden; Panel data fixed-effect model; Decomposition analysis; Concentration index; Socioeconomic health inequality; Population aging; Survival analysis; Extended Cox model; Multilevel analysis; Unbalanced panel data; Externalities; Crime rates; Election participation rates; Community social capital; Municipality-level social capital; Systematic review; Egalitarianism; Determinants of health; Mortality; Health-related quality of life; Health; Keywords; Social capital; economic policy; Nationalekonomi; ekonometri; ekonomisk teori; ekonomiska system; ekonomisk politik;

    Abstract : The thesis comprises four independent research papers and a summary that focus on two related dimensions. The first dimension focuses on the understanding of the production of health. Particularly, the question is asked whether community's stock of social capital influence individual's health. READ MORE

  2. 2. Making visible the invisible : Health risks from environmental exposures among socially deprived populations of Nairobi, Kenya

    Author : Thaddaeus Wandera Egondi; Joacim Rocklöv; Nawi Ng; Remare Ettarh; Patrick Kinney; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; air pollution; urban health; temperature-related mortality; particulate matter; exposure assessment; child health; Epidemiology; epidemiologi; folkhälsa; Public health;

    Abstract : Background: Most countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are experiencing a high rate of ur­banization accompanied with unplanned development resulting into sprawl of slums. The weath­er patterns and air pollution sources in most urban areas are changing with significant effects on health. READ MORE

  3. 3. Spatial modelling and simulation for disease surveillance

    Author : Mohammadreza Rajabi; Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; GISgeografiska informationssystem; Agent Based Modeling; spatial epidemiology; machine learning;

    Abstract : This thesis addresses the application of spatial approaches to disease surveillance and control from three different aspects. First, temporal trends, geographical distribution and spatial pattern of cardiovascular disease admission rates were explored on a national level in Sweden. READ MORE

  4. 4. Subjective annoyance attributed to electrical equipments and smells - Epidemiology and stress physiology

    Author : Frida Eek; Avdelningen för arbets- och miljömedicin; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; environmental intolerance; IEI; epidemiology; diabetology; secreting systems; Endocrinology; cortisol; stress; sekretion; Endokrinologi; Public health; diabetologi; Folkhälsa; epidemiologi; Occupational health; Yrkesmedicin; industrial medicine; arbetsmiljömedicin; Environmental health; Miljömedicin;

    Abstract : Self-reported annoyance from electrical equipment has been in evidence since the mid-eighties, and the first reports of illness from everyday chemicals arose already in the 1960?s. However, the extent of the problem or the mechanisms behind the development of environmentally related annoyance has not yet been fully established. READ MORE

  5. 5. Noise in the preschool : health and preventive measures

    Author : Fredrik Sjödin; Ulf Landström; Anders Kjellberg; Anders Knutsson; Mats Nilsson; Högskolan i Gävle; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Noise; hearing disorders; stress; health; occupational environment; preventive measures; intervention; Occupational and Environmental Medicine; arbets- och miljömedicin;

    Abstract : This thesis is based on noise recordings and health evaluations carried out at preschools in the northern part of Sweden. Sound level recordings were made on individuals and by use of stationary devices in dining rooms and play halls. Health evaluations were based on ratings by use of questionnaires and by analyses of cortisol. READ MORE