Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

Variable nh_noise: Outdoor and neighborhood noise

Literal Question

NOI_2. Please tell me the type of outdoor noise that bothers or annoys you the most. Is it…? 01 Road traffic (highway, urban road, heavy trucks) 02 Air traffic (civil aviation, military flight) 03 Railway traffic (freight trains, metro) 04 Industry (manufacturers, building equipment) 05 Entertainment (bars/discos, nightclubs, noisy sports) 97 Some other source

Descriptive Text

The universe for this variable includes all adult respondents age 18 and older who were bothered or annoyed very much or somewhat by the outdoor noise at their house.

Values Categories N NW
1 Transport (road, air,railway) 558 315,002.7
 47.8%
2 Commercial (manufacturers, building equipment) 97 48,496.7
 7.4%
3 Entertainment (bars/discos, nightclubs, noisy sports) 219 139,107.8
 21.1%
4 Neighborhood noise 176 92,393.6
 14.0%
5 Animals 66 33,450.3
 5.1%
6 Shooting/violence 43 31,225.2
 4.7%
-8 Not in universe 5893 3,819,116.2
-7 Interview suspended 158 117,248.9

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 1159 659676.238
Missing cases 6051 3936365.082
Standard deviation 1.509 1.529
This variable is numeric

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