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RECORD NUMBER: 49 OF 343
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|Main Title||Association of Personal and Workplace Characteristics with Health, Comfort and Odor: A Survey of 3948 Office Workers in Three Buildings.|
|Author||Wallace, L. A. ; Nelson, C. J. ; Highsmith, R. ; Dunteman., G. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Research and Exposure Assessment Lab. ;Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC.|
|Additional Subjects||Office buildings ; Indoor air pollution ; Occupational safety and health ; Reprint ; Work environments ; Health effects ; Air pollution effects(Humans) ; Irritants ; Odors ; Comfort ; Fungi ; Dust ; Occupational exposure ; Sensitivity ; Principal component analysis ; Environmental surveys ; Sick building syndrome|
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.