Abstract or Description
This project uses GIS to investigate proposed environmental factors that contribute to heart disease. This is based on several scientific articles (see references) that have hypothesized positive correlations between areas of increased air and noise pollution and dioxin emissions with heart disease incidence. We examined the Bay Area of California, which consists of nine counties. No significant correlation between our proposed factors and current heart disease incidence was found.
Recommended CitationPapanastassiou, Nick and Holmes, Sarah "Spatial Analysis of Cardiovascular Disease Incidence and Potential Environmental Factors in the California Bay Area," Atlas of Maine: Vol. 2011: No. 2, Article 11.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/atlas_docs/vol2011/iss2/11