ACOEM offers CME for reading selected articles in our peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM). One (1) credit can be earned per article.
To earn credits, you must have an active individual subscription to JOEM for the issue in which the ACOEM Online CME course is offered. The CME activity itself must not be expired.
About the Article
To examine the association between air pollution and diabetes prevalence in the United States, 2002 to 2008.
Annual average particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) and ozone concentrations were calculated using daily county-level data from the CDC's Tracking Network. Individual-level outcome and covariate data were obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for 862,519 individuals. We used Poisson regression analyses to examine associations between each air pollutant (per 10-unit increase) with diabetes, including regional sub-analyses. Analyses were adjusted for year, age, sex, race, ethnicity, education, income, smoking status, body mass index, exercise, and asthma.
Positive associations between each pollutant and diabetes were found (PM 2.5 : prevalence ratio [PR] = 1.10; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.03, 1.17; ozone: PR = 1.06; 95% CI = 1.03, 1.09). There was limited evidence of effect modification by region.
Interventions to reduce ambient air pollution may help alleviate the diabetes burden in the US.
Accessing the Online Exam
After reading the article referenced in the title of this product and purchasing this CME product, navigate to ACOEM Connect. Select "Education>Access My Online Learning" to complete the online exam and evaluation.
You will have unlimited opportunities to pass the exam to earn CME credit for each article. You may also claim MOC credit.
• 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
• 1 ABPM Maintenance of Certification credit
This activity expires on July 31, 2021. Claiming must be completed before then to earn credit.