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Premature Mortality Due to Particulate Air Pollution in 239 American Cities


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TUSCALOOSA, AL

This table provides summary information for Metropolitan Statistical Area 8600, TUSCALOOSA, AL. 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: 27.4
Rank by PM-10 Concentration: 101 of 239
Mortality Attributable to Air Pollution
Risk Ratio for Cardiopulmonary Mortality: 1.09
Adult Cardiopulmonary Attributable Deaths: 46 (27-63)
Attributable Deaths per 100,000 Population: 34
Rank by Number of Attributable Deaths: 172 of 239
Rank Attributable Death Rate: 98 of 239
Mortality (1989 data)
Total Mortality: 1,148
Adult Cardiopulmonary Deaths: 577
Auto Accident Deaths: 38
Population (1980 data)
Total Population: 137,000
Counties Assigned to MSA
Tuscaloosa Co, AL
Monitoring Stations
  Location
(State, County, City, Address)
Average
Annual Mean
PM-10
Concentration
(1990-1994)
Peak
24-Hour
PM-10
Concentration
Year of
Peak
Reading
Number
of Years
of Data
AL
  Tuscaloosa Co
  TUSCALOOSA
   AIR POLLUTION TRAILER BRYCE HOSPITAL 27.4 70 1990 5
Notes
   Annual Mean
PM-10 Concentration
24-Hour
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. (There were none in this MSA.)
Italic designates PM-10 Hotspots, individual monitoring stations among the top 50 24-hour concentrations in the U. S. in 1994. (There were none in this MSA.)
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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