The association between road traffic noise and depressed mood among different ethnic and socioeconomic groups. The HELIUS study.

Affiliation

Department of Public Health, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Public Health Research Institute, Meibergdreef 9, PO Box 22660, 1100 DD, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Although there is growing evidence that depressed mood is affected by road traffic noise, previous results are not fully consistent. Furthermore, to our knowledge, no previous research has assessed ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in the association of noise exposure with depressed mood.

Keywords

Depression,Environment,Ethnicity,HELIUS study,Health inequalities,Road traffic noise,Socioeconomic status,