Population level determinants of acute mountain sickness among young men: a retrospective study

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p740
Academic Journal
The article presents a retrospective study conducted on examining population level determinants of acute mountain sickness among young men in China. It mentions that logistic regression was conducted to evaluate the relationship between AMS and travel profile, demographic characteristics and health behaviors. It discusses the findings of the study and methods used for the study. It concludes that health service plan should be made, when a group of young men first enter a high altitude area.


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