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Tired of Salt Lake's pollution-filled inversion every winter? Try living in Bakersfield, Calif. where, according to a new study released by The American Lung Association, the short-term particle pollution is even worse.

According to the ALA, Salt Lake City (and it's surrounding area) has the 8th worst short-term particle pollution problem in the country.

For a city to have a problem with short-term particle pollution, according to their definition, means that the metro area has bouts of "unhealthy spikes" in air pollution, "even if the year-round averages are low."

Here we've compiled the ALA's ranking of American metro areas with the worst short-term particle pollution, along with their statistics on the demographics most at risk by the pollution.

25 Sacramento-Roseville, Calif.
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Total population: 2,462,722

People with pediatric asthma: 52,202

People with adult asthma: 165,259

People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: 89,297

People with cardiovascular disease: 130,118

People with diabetes: 189,132

Children under 18: 595,104

Adults 65 and over: 325,693

Poverty estimate: 408,101

24 Green Bay-Shawano, Wis.
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Total population: 357,045

Pediatric asthma: 6,545

Adult asthma: 23,280

COPD: 13,980

Cardiovascular disease: 21,166

Diabetes: 22,498

Children under 18: 85,395

Adults 65 and over: 49,693

Poverty estimate: 40,952

23 South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka, Ind.-Mich.
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Total population: 721,296

Pediatric asthma: 17,083

Adult asthma: 51,095

COPD: 41,574

Cardiovascular disease: 54,437

Diabetes: 59,597

Children under 18: 180,494

Adults 65 and over: 105,222

Poverty estimate: 117,073

22 Yakima, Wash.
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Total population: 246,977

Pediatric asthma: 4,979

Adult asthma: 16,695

COPD: 9,646

Cardiovascular disease: 12,181

Diabetes: 14,799

Children under 18: 74,562

Adults 65 and over: 29,906

Poverty estimate: 55,498

21 Seattle-Tacoma, Wash.
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Total population: 4,399,332

Pediatric asthma: 65,295

Adult asthma: 331,830

COPD: 190,214

Cardiovascular disease: 237,013

Diabetes: 293,198

Children under 18: 977,724

Adults 65 and over: 546,985

Poverty estimate: 515,767

20 San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif.
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Total population: 3,177,063

Pediatric asthma: 63,708

Adult asthma: 215,294

COPD: 111,464

Cardiovascular disease: 158,275

Diabetes: 233,550

Children under 18: 726,268

Adults 65 and over: 380,276

Poverty estimate: 465,651

19 Harrisburg-York-Lebanon, Penn.
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Total population: 1,228,559

Pediatric asthma: 28,289

Adult asthma: 96,566

COPD: 63,764

Cardiovascular disease: 87,181

Diabetes: 98,029

Children under 18: 272,205

Adults 65 and over: 191,293

Poverty estimate: 134,306

18 Lancaster, Penn.
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Total population: 526,823

Pediatric asthma: 13,309

Adult asthma: 40,265

COPD: 26,506

Cardiovascular disease: 36,476

Diabetes: 40,662

Children under 18: 128,066

Adults 65 and over: 82,655

Poverty estimate: 59,731

17 Indianapolis-Carmel-Muncie, In.
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Total population: 2,310,360

Pediatric asthma: 54,926

Adult asthma: 156,574

COPD: 129,264

Cardiovascular disease: 161,630

Diabetes: 183,580

Children under 18: 580,360

Adults 65 and over: 284,320

Poverty estimate: 339,595

16 New York, N.Y.- Newark, N.J.
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Total population: 23,362,099

Pediatric asthma: 488,176

Adult asthma: 1,662,515

COPD: 1,068,246

Cardiovascular disease: 1,392,908

Diabetes: 1,710,198

Children under 18: 5,226,786

Adults 65 and over: 3,220,554

Poverty estimate: 3,232,239

15 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.
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Total population: 4,329,534

Pediatric asthma: 94,629

Adult asthma: 278,199

COPD: 187,356

Cardiovascular disease: 266,697

Diabetes: 335,194

Children under 18: 1,110,210

Adults 65 and over: 573,413

Poverty estimate: 739,213

14 Chicago, Illi.
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Total population: 9,899,902

Pediatric asthma: 224,823

Adult asthma: 637,269

COPD: 446,744

Cardiovascular disease: 576,699

Diabetes: 691,916

Children under 18: 2,416,660

Adults 65 and over: 1,205,623

Poverty estimate: 1,422,025

13 Davenport, Iowa
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Total population: 474,226

Pediatric asthma: 8,163

Adult asthma: 29,901

COPD: 22,956

Cardiovascular disease: 31,878

Diabetes: 36,166

Children under 18: 111,869

Adults 65 and over: 74,476

Poverty estimate: 59,914

12 Missoula, Mont.
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Total population: 110,977

Pediatric asthma: 1,637

Adult asthma: 8,559

COPD: 4,833

Cardiovascular disease: 6,353

Diabetes: 5,511

Children under 18: 21,388

Adults 65 and over: 13,807

Poverty estimate: 16,277

11 Logan, Utah
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Total population: 128,306

Pediatric asthma: 2,919

Adult asthma: 7,736

COPD: 3,286

Cardiovascular disease: 4,634

Diabetes: 5,919

Children under 18: 40,072

Adults 65 and over: 11,141

Poverty estimate: 19,089

10 San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, Calif.
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Total population: 8,370,967

Pediatric asthma: 164,063

Adult asthma: 574,246

COPD: 305,543

Cardiovascular disease: 440,421

Diabetes: 646,631

Children under 18: 1,870,295

Adults 65 and over: 1,071,176

Poverty estimate: 1,018,010

9 El Paso,Texas - Las Cruces, N.M.
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Total population: 1,045,180

Pediatric asthma: 23,081

Adult asthma: 54,409

COPD: 39,900

Cardiovascular disease: 54,711

Diabetes: 76,038

Children under 18: 299,658

Adults 65 and over: 115,604

Poverty estimate: 251,188

8 Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem, Uah
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Total population: 2,350,274

Pediatric asthma: 52,201

Adult asthma: 143,125

COPD: 61,100

Cardiovascular disease: 87,864

Diabetes: 113,664

Children under 18: 735,347

Adults 65 and over: 204,516

Poverty estimate: 287,433

7 Fairbanks, Alaska
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Total population: 100,272

Pediatric asthma: 2,177

Adult asthma: 6,771

COPD: 3,554

Cardiovascular disease: 4,060

Diabetes: 4,739

Children under 18: 24,757

Adults 65 and over: 7,165

Poverty estimate: 8,847

6 Pittsburgh, Penn.
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Total population: 2,661,369

Pediatric asthma: 53,758

Adult asthma: 214,861

COPD: 149,396

Cardiovascular disease: 207,620

Diabetes: 229,649

Children under 18: 522,226

Adults 65 and over: 472,879

Poverty estimate: 327,390

5 Modesto-Merced, Calif.
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Total population: 784,031

Pediatric asthma: 19,826

Adult asthma: 49,029

COPD: 25,321

Cardiovascular disease: 35,859

Diabetes: 53,125

Children under 18: 226,011

Adults 65 and over: 85,097

Poverty estimate: 165,981

4 Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.
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Total population: 18,238,998

Pediatric asthma: 395,698

Adult asthma: 1,207,447

COPD: 626,540

Cardiovascular disease: 889,485

Diabetes: 1,317,256

Children under 18: 4,510,957

Adults 65 and over: 2,112,146

Poverty estimate: 3,180,714

3 Bakersfield, Calif.
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Total population: 856,158

Pediatric asthma: 22,440

Adult asthma: 52,552

COPD: 26,262

Cardiovascular disease: 36,291

Diabetes: 54,932

Children under 18: 255,815

Adults 65 and over: 80,525

Poverty estimate: 195,433

2 Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, Calif.
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Total population: 603,341

Pediatric asthma: 16,409

Adult asthma: 36,397

COPD: 18,204

Cardiovascular disease: 25,234

Diabetes: 37,915

Children under 18: 187,060

Adults 65 and over: 57,426

Poverty estimate: 161,299

1 Fresno-Madera, Calif.
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Total population: 1,100,113

Pediatric asthma: 28,163

Adult asthma: 68,342

COPD: 35,124

Cardiovascular disease: 49,661

Diabetes: 73,409

Children under 18: 321,057

Adults 65 and over: 118,768

Poverty estimate: 296,919