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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities

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This table provides summary information for Metropolitan Statistical Area 6200, PHOENIX, AZ. The table also provides detailed information on PM-10 concentrations reported at individual monitoring stations within the MSA.

A glossary provides an explanation of key terms reported in the MSA tables.

PM-10 Concentration
1990-1994 Average Annual Mean: 39.5
Rank by PM-10 Concentration: 7 of 239
Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution
Risk Ratio for Cardiopulmonary Mortality: 1.18
Adult Cardiopulmonary Attributable Deaths: 1,110 (667-1,507)
Attributable Deaths per 100,000 Population: 74
Rank by Number of Attributable Deaths: 11 of 239
Rank Attributable Death Rate: 10 of 239
Mortality (1989 data)
Total Mortality: 14,780
Adult Cardiopulmonary Deaths: 7,420
Auto Accident Deaths: 411
Population (1980 data)
Total Population: 1,508,000
Counties Assigned to MSA
Maricopa Co, AZ
Monitoring Stations
(State, County, City, Address)
Annual Mean
Year of
of Years
of Data
  Maricopa Co
   1475 E PECOS RD, CHANDLER 50.4 126 1992 4
   6000 W OLIVE, GLENDALE 36.0 85 1991 4
   BROADWAY & BROOKS, MESA 33.5 75 1993 3
   1845 E ROOSEVELT, PHOENIX 43.7 87 1991 3
   3847 W EARLL, PHOENIX 45.7 102 1992 5
   4732 S CENTRAL, PHOENIX 44.5 158 1992 5
   8521 N 6TH ST, PHOENIX 38.6 111 1991 5
   13665 N SCOTTSDALE RD, SCOTTSDALE 30.9 112 1991 4
   24301 N ALMA SCH RD, SCOTTSDALE 19.7 34 1990 1
   2857 N MILLER, SCOTTSDALE 35.9 69 1994 4
   Annual Mean
PM-10 Concentration
PM-10 Concentration
National Ambient Air Quality Standards: 50150
California Ambient Air Quality Standards: 30 50
NRDC Recommended Standards: 17 33
All PM-10 concentrations are reported in (ug/m³).
Bold designates PM-10 Hotspots, individual monitoring stations among the top 50 annual mean concentrations in the U. S.
Italic designates PM-10 Hotspots, individual monitoring stations among the top 50 24-hour concentrations in the U. S. in 1994.
Peak 24-hour PM-10 concentration reported is the highest value of the 2nd highest 24-hour concentration reported during a year for which data is available.
Metropolitan Statistical Areas are as defined by the Office of Management and Budget for 1980, except for New England, where areas are New England County Metropolitan Areas.

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