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Annual number of person-days with PM2.5 levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by county (where FRM PM2.5 monitors exist) Metadata

  • metadata:
    • idinfo:
      • citation:
        • citeinfo:
          • origin: New Mexico EPHTN Project Manager
          • pubdate: 20160215
          • title: Annual number of person-days with PM2.5 levels above the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) by county (where FRM PM2.5 monitors exist)
          • onlink
      • descript:
        • abstract: The county-level daily PM2.5 dataset is created using data downloaded from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (http://aqsdr1.epa.gov/aqsweb/aqstmp/airdata/download_files.html). These data were originally provided to EPA by the state of New Mexico Air Quality Program, as required under the Clean Air Act. Data are only provided for counties with FRM (method code 8801) monitors that have annual monitoring. Since most PM2.5 monitors take samples every third day (some every sixth day) and a few measure every day; summing the total number of days for each county above the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) standard and dividing by the total number of days monitored and then multiplying by 365 days effectively provides an estimate of the number of days above the NAAQS standard for a given year for each county with FRM monitoring. The number of days above the NAAQS standard is then multiplied by the county population size to provide an annual estimate of number of person days above the NAAQS standard. Effective December 17, 2006, the 24-hour NAAQS for PM2.5 is 35 micrograms per cubic meter of air (ug/m3); to attain this standard, the 3-year average of the 98th percentile of 24-hour concentrations at each population-oriented monitor within an area must not exceed 35 ug/m3.For counties without monitors, missing values are designated as "Data Not Available". The dataset contains, for each county with complete monitoring data: the year, state and county FIPS code (individually and combined), county name, county population, annual number of person-days with PM2.5 above the NAAQS. The dataset was created using guidelines provided in the CDC NCDM Recommendations (version 3.0). The indicator documentation is available from CDC's Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
        • purpose: This dataset contains calculated measures for air quality for use on the NM public portal. The dataset is intended for use on the NM EPHT portal for displays describing PM2.5-related air quality across NM by county with PM2.5 FRM monitors. These data are not intended for performing health assessments or otherwise being directly related or linked to health data. The data for this indicator represent highly populated counties that have PM2.5 FRM monitors. As a result, the data tend to reflect urban air quality and longer-term average air quality levels. Populations in counties without monitors may also be exposed to concentrations that exceed a standard. The daily PM2.5 level data help summarize exceedance of short-term trends in fine particulate matter concentrations within and between counties. These data will give an idea of what the yearly exceedance of daily PM2.5 is in an area. This indicator can be used to inform policy makers and the public about the degree of potential exposures to fine particles within New Mexico during a given year and over time (trends). The measure (annual number of person-days above the PM2.5 NAAQS) can be compared to health-based benchmarks to communicate the degree of public health concern to policy makers and the general public. The measure can be affected by monitor density, placement of monitors, and frequency of monitoring, and spatial and temporal coverage will vary within the state. However, this measure does not directly reflect exposure. Certain geographic areas, such as those near busy roads, are likely to have higher values of PM2.5 levels. It is also important to understand that the relationship between ambient concentrations and personal exposure is uncertain, and it varies depending upon pollutant, activity patterns, and locality or microenvironments. The percentage of state population living in counties with no PM2.5 measurements must always be considered when attempting to estimate the proportion of population at risk.
      • timeperd:
        • timeinfo:
          • rngdates:
            • begdate: 19990101
            • begtime
            • enddate: 20141231
            • endtime
        • current: Publication Date
      • status:
        • progress: Complete
        • update: Annually
      • spdom:
        • bounding:
          • westbc: -109.05017700000001
          • eastbc: -103.00206900000001
          • northbc: 37.000292999999999
          • southbc: 31.332173999999998
      • keywords:
        • theme:
          • themekt: Exposure Type - CDC
          • themekey: Air quality; Ambient air quality; Air; Fine particulate matter; Particulate matter 2.5; PM 2.5; Environment
        • place:
          • placekt: FIPS 5-2 (State)
          • placekey: NM, New Mexico, 35
      • accconst: None
      • useconst: As general indicator of air quality over space and time, this indicator is not intended for use in performing health assessments or otherwise being directly linked (related) with health data. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
      • ptcontac:
        • cntinfo:
          • cntperp:
            • cntper: New Mexico EPHTN Project Manager
            • cntorg: New Mexico Department of Health, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau
          • cntpos
          • cntaddr:
            • addrtype: Physical
            • address: 1190 St. Francis Drive
            • city: Santa Fe
            • state: NM
            • postal: 87502
            • country: United States Of America
          • cntvoice: 18888788992
          • cntvoice
          • cnttdd
          • cntfax: 5058270013
          • cntemail: DOH-EHEB@state.nm.us
          • hours: 8:00 - 5:00
          • cntinst
      • secinfo:
        • secsys: None
        • secclass: Unclassified
        • sechandl: None
      • native: SAS
    • dataqual:
      • logic: None
      • complete: The air quality data used in calculating the indicator and measure are tested for completeness to ensure annual monitoring such that there sampling within the four (4) quarters for each area's year. If data for a county do not achieve this completeness test, then no PM2.5 estimate is made for the county.
      • lineage:
        • procstep:
          • procdesc: Calculate the indicator and measure.
          • procdate: 20160215
    • eainfo:
      • overview:
        • eaover: NM EPHT air quality county measure for PM2.5 for 1999 - 2014.
        • eadetcit: CDC Environmental Public Health Tracking Network, NCDM Recommendations Version 3.0, Air.
    • distinfo:
      • distrib:
        • cntinfo:
          • cntperp:
            • cntper: New Mexico EPHTN Project Manager
            • cntorg: New Mexico Department of Health, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau
          • cntpos
          • cntaddr:
            • addrtype: Physical
            • address: 1190 St. Francis Drive
            • city: Santa Fe
            • state: NM
            • postal: 87502
            • country: United States Of America
          • cntvoice: 18888788992
          • cntvoice
          • cnttdd
          • cntfax: 5058270013
          • cntemail: DOH-EHEB@state.nm.us
          • hours: 8:00 - 5:00
          • cntinst
      • resdesc: Online Data
      • distliab: Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The NMDOH shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
      • custom: None
    • metainfo:
      • metd: 20160215
      • metc:
        • cntinfo:
          • cntperp:
            • cntper: New Mexico EPHTN Project Manager
            • cntorg: New Mexico Department of Health, Environmental Health Epidemiology Bureau
          • cntpos
          • cntaddr:
            • addrtype: Physical
            • address: 1190 St. Francis Drive
            • city: Santa Fe
            • state: NM
            • postal: 87502
            • country: United States Of America
          • cntvoice: 18888788992
          • cntvoice
          • cnttdd
          • cntfax: 5058270013
          • cntemail: DOH-EHEB@state.nm.us
          • hours: 8:00 - 5:00
          • cntinst
      • metstdn: EPHTN Tracking Network Profile Version 1.2
      • metac: None
      • metuc: None
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Content updated: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:19:29 MDT