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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 2314-2327; doi:10.3390/ijerph110202314
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The Relation between Scores on Noise Annoyance and Noise Disturbed Sleep in a Public Health Survey

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Received: 23 November 2013; in revised form: 26 January 2014 / Accepted: 7 February 2014 / Published: 21 February 2014
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Abstract: The relation between responses to survey questions on noise annoyance and self-reported sleep disturbance has been analysed to gain insight in its dependency on noise source or noise type and on individual characteristics. The results show a high correlation between responses (scores 0–10) with Pearson’s correlation coefficient close to 0.8 for respondents who report hearing the source. At the same level of annoyance, scooters and neighbours are associated with more sleep disturbance, air and road traffic with less. The relation between Annoyance (A) and Sleep Disturbance (SD) is also significantly related to age, the use of sleeping drugs, and living alone. However, the differences in the A-SD relations with respect to source and characteristic are small. Noise-related sleep disturbance is associated more strongly to noise annoyance than it is to noise exposure. For transportation noise both scores are more often equal when the annoyance score is 7 or higher; this change in scoring behaviour could be an indication for a change to severe annoyance.
Keywords: noise; annoyance; sleep disturbance; aircraft noise; road traffic noise; noise survey noise; annoyance; sleep disturbance; aircraft noise; road traffic noise; noise survey
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van den Berg, F.; Verhagen, C.; Uitenbroek, D. The Relation between Scores on Noise Annoyance and Noise Disturbed Sleep in a Public Health Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 2314-2327.

AMA Style

van den Berg F, Verhagen C, Uitenbroek D. The Relation between Scores on Noise Annoyance and Noise Disturbed Sleep in a Public Health Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(2):2314-2327.

Chicago/Turabian Style

van den Berg, Frits; Verhagen, Claudia; Uitenbroek, Daan. 2014. "The Relation between Scores on Noise Annoyance and Noise Disturbed Sleep in a Public Health Survey." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 11, no. 2: 2314-2327.



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