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Table 2 Mapping of symptoms and activity restrictions to health outcomes examined in epidemiological studies

From: Economic evaluation of the benefits of reducing acute cardiorespiratory morbidity associated with air pollution

  ARSa RAD ASD REDV RHA CEDV CHA
  Symptom Weightings (proportions)
Upper Respiratory 0.70 0.40      
Eye irritation 0.30 0.15      
Asthma/COPDb   0.15 1.00 0.44 0.60   
Respiratory Infection   0.15   0.56 0.40   
Dysrhythmia   0.05     0.23 0.13
Congestive Heart Failure   0.05     0.27 0.28
Myocardial Infarction/Angina   0.05     0.50 0.59
  Activity Level Weightings (proportions)
Mild limitations 0.90 0.80 0.90 0.74 0.50 0.41 0.34
Housebound 0.10 0.15 0.10 0.14 0.09 0.08 0.06
Need help caring for self   0.05   0.05 0.03 0.03 0.02
In hospital     0.07 0.37 0.48 0.57
  1. aARS = Acute Respiratory Symptom Day ASD = Asthma Symptom Day RAD = Restricted Activity Day REDV = Respiratory Emergency Department Visit RHA = Respiratory Hospital Admission CEDV = Cardiac Emergency Department Visit CHA = Cardiac Hospital Admission bchronic obstructive pulmonary disease