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Measure: Characteristics of Current Residence   #060100

Definition:

Questions about the characteristics of the current residence.

Purpose:

Generally, people spend a large proportion of their days inside and at home. These questions provide information about a person’s home environment. They include characteristics about the age of the home, length of time in the home (length of time exposed to home-related exposures), use of a garage (e.g., carbon monoxide or benzene exposure), heating source and HVAC system (particulate matter and ventilation), water damage (mold), and presence of pets (allergens or contaminated dust). Taken together, these questions provide valuable information about factors that may affect the health or physiologic responses or epigenetic markers of those who live in the residence.

Protocols:

Keywords:

Environmental Exposures, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, NCHS, National Cancer Institute, NCI, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, residence, age of the home, water damage, house, mold, mildew, heating fuel, pets, Inner-City Asthma Survey, ICAS, Home Evaluation-Home Environment Survey, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES, National Survey of Lead Hazards and Allergens in Housing, NSLAH, Multiethnic Study of Atheroscelerosis, MESA, National Human Exposure Assessment Survey, NHEXAS

Measure Release Date: May 31, 2016

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