Pregnancy Air Exposure: An R Package for Estimation of Exposure to Air Pollution during Critical Windows of Pregnancy

Séverine Deguen, Laure Nicollet, Morgane Gilles, Arlette Danzon, Olivier Blanchard, Géraldine Le Nir, Denis Zmirou-Navier, Wahida Kihal-Talantikite
2017 Open Journal of Statistics  
Today, it is well known that ambient air pollution exposures may be related with different health outcomes including adverse birth outcomes (for instance, low birth weight and preterm birth). Then, researchers must estimate exposure to air pollution during different critical windows of exposure across pregnancy. In the literature, the most commonly examined critical windows of exposure are the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy, although the entire pregnancy is also studied. In
more » ... also studied. In this context, we developed an automatic procedure which estimates individual exposures by trimester. We illustrate usage of
doi:10.4236/ojs.2017.73030 fatcat:heyq4pljgnbkja2hwcmz2yhdhi