||Association of Personal and Workplace Characteristics with Health, Comfort and Odor: A Survey of 3948 Office Workers in Three Buildings.
Wallace, L. A.;
Nelson, C. J.;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Indoor air pollution;
Occupational safety and health;
Air pollution effects(Humans);
Principal component analysis;
Sick building syndrome
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||A questionnaire on health symptoms, workplace conditions, and perceived indoor air quality was administered to 3948 employees of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC in the winter of 1989. The main goal was to determine the personal or workplace characteristics associated with health symptoms. A principal components analysis of 32 health symptoms identified 12 health factors. Each factor was generally associated with a particular body system (eyes, nose, throat, chest, central nervous system, etc.). The 12 health factors were regressed linearly on the 50-100 personal, workplace, and spatial characteristics identified from the questionnaire and building blueprints. Significant variables (p < 0.01) were included in a second logistic regression to determine a final model.
||Pub. in Indoor Air, v3 p193-205 1993. Prepared in cooperation with Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Reprint: Association of Personal and Workplace Characteristics with Health, Comfort and Odor: A Survey of 3948 Office Workers in Three Buildings.
||68G; 68A; 57U; 89B
||PC A03/MF A01