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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Developing Composite Urban Respiratory Health Index for Lucknow Municipal Corporation

Submission: June 01, 2020; Published: November 30, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2020.07.000667

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume 7 Issue 4


The Composite Urban Respiratory Health Index (CURHI) is a flexible tool for presentation of data related to respiratory health. This facilitates visual presentation and provides statistical insight into respiratory health profile of a particular geographical unit. Ambient air pollution in the urban environment is a major health issue. This is more acute in the developing country like India. Combined with other socio-economic and health related parameters, there appears a composite picture of vulnerability across different geographic units. Lucknow being one of the worst affected cities by air pollution, grapples with the same sort of issue due to its varied health related indicators’ performance. This study attempts to present a combined respiratory health related picture across all the wards of Lucknow Municipal Corporation. This sheds light upon the intra-urban variability of data on international standards. This would be helpful in understanding the gaps in respiratory health profile in an urban area and provide critical insight in urban planning in sustainable ways.

Keywords: CURHI, Health Indicators, Ambient Air Pollution

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