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Associations between chronic community noise exposure and blood pressure at rest and during acute noise and non-noise stressors among urban school children in India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20948935     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The present study builds on prior research that has examined the association between children's chronic exposure to community noise and resting blood pressure and blood pressure dysregulation during exposure to acute stressors. A novel contribution of the study is that it examines how chronic noise exposure relates to blood pressure responses during exposure to both noise and non-noise acute stressors. The acute noise stressor was recorded street noise and the non-noise stressor was mental arithmetic. The sample consisted of 189 3rd and 6th grade children (51.9% percent boys; 52.9% 3rd graders) from a noisy (n = 95) or relatively quiet (n = 94) public school in the city of Pune, India. There were no statistically significant differences between chronic noise levels and resting blood pressure levels. However, relative to quiet-school children, noisy-school children had significantly lower increases in blood pressure when exposed to either an acute noise or non-noise stressor. This finding suggests that chronic noise exposure may result in hypo-reactivity to a variety of stressors and not just habituation to noise stressors.
Authors:
Stephen J Lepore; Bhaskar Shejwal; Bang Hyun Kim; Gary W Evans
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.     Date:  2010-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of environmental research and public health     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1660-4601     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Environ Res Public Health     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-15     Completed Date:  2011-01-19     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101238455     Medline TA:  Int J Environ Res Public Health     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3457-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Public Health, Temple University, 957 Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA. slepore@temple.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Blood Pressure*
Child
Female
Humans
India
Male
Noise / adverse effects*
Stress, Physiological
Urban Population
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