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Investigation of road-traffic noise and annoyance in Beijing: a cross-sectional study of 4th Ring Road.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18479995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors aimed to evaluate traffic noise level and noise annoyance in Beijing and the impact of the noise on the quality of life of the residences. The authors performed a cross-sectional study in a 12-floor college dormitory near 4th Ring Road in Beijing, China. The north-side rooms of the building were noisy and had windows facing the road. The authors measured both indoor and outdoor noise. Using both a 5-item verbal scale and a 0-10 numerical scale, they questioned a sample of 1,293 college students living in the dormitory about road-traffic noise annoyance. The results showed that the average outdoor day-to-night noise level was 79.2 dB(A) in the noisy rooms and 64.0 dB(A) in the quiet rooms. Nearly 39% of the respondents living in the noisy rooms indicated that they were highly annoyed by traffic noise according to the response on the verbal scale, and 50% of the respondents living in the noisy rooms were highly annoyed according to the numerical scale.
Authors:
Hui-Juan Li; Wen-Bo Yu; Jing-Qiao Lu; Lin Zeng; Nan Li; Yi-Ming Zhao
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of environmental & occupational health     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1933-8244     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Environ Occup Health     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-15     Completed Date:  2008-07-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101282564     Medline TA:  Arch Environ Occup Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-33     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Research Center of Clinical Epidemiology and the Research Center of Occupational Medicine, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, People's Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
China
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Housing / statistics & numerical data*
Humans
Male
Noise, Transportation / statistics & numerical data*

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