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Association of air pollution with the risk of initial outpatient visits for tuberculosis in Wuhan, China
  1. Man Xu1,
  2. Jiaqiang Liao1,
  3. Ping Yin2,
  4. Jian Hou3,
  5. Yun Zhou1,
  6. Jiao Huang2,
  7. Bing Liu4,
  8. Ruoling Chen5,
  9. Li Ke4,
  10. Hongying Chen6,
  11. Ping Hu1
  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Environment and Health (HUST), Ministry of Education & Ministry of Environmental Protection, State Key Laboratory of Environmental Health (Incubation), School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  2. 2 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and State Key Laboratory of Environment Health, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  3. 3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
  4. 4 Center of Health Administration and Development Studies, Hubei University of Medicine, Shiyan, Hubei, China
  5. 5 Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
  6. 6 Biological products management office, Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuhan, Hubei, China
  1. Correspondence to Mrs Hongying Chen, Biological products management office, Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Wuhan, Hubei China; chy0128{at}126.com and Ping Hu, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei 430030, China; pinghu{at}hust.edu.cn

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  • Contributors MX, JL, HC and PH: study concept and design; HC: data collection and supervision; MX: drafting of the manuscript; MX and JL: analysis and interpretation of data; HC, JH, YZ, BL, LK, RC and PH: involved in the critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; PY, YZ and JH: statistical analysis; RC: polishing the language.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No data are available.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors MX, JL, HC and PH: study concept and design; HC: data collection and supervision; MX: drafting of the manuscript; MX and JL: analysis and interpretation of data; HC, JH, YZ, BL, LK, RC and PH: involved in the critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; PY, YZ and JH: statistical analysis; RC: polishing the language.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No data are available.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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