Health Effects of Aviation-Related Noise in the Elderly

Few studies to date have characterized the influence of aviation-related noise on health outcomes relevant to benefit-cost analyses, such as mortality or health care utilization, and very little work has been done in the United States (US). To our knowledge, no major US study has estimated the association between long-term exposure to noise and cardiovascular outcomes while accounting for the potential confounding from air pollution and socioeconomic determinants of health. In Project 44 employs national data on Medicare enrollees and noise contours surrounding each of 95 airports to evaluate the linkage between aviation-related noise and hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $480000.00
  • Contract Numbers:



  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Sizov, Natalia

  • Performing Organizations:

    Boston University

    25 Buick Street
    Boston, MA  United States  02215-

    Harvard University

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, 37-311, Cambridge, MA 02139
    , MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Levy, Jonathan

    Dominici, Francesca

  • Start Date: 20110701
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34693

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570828
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 09-C-NE-HU-004, 10-C-NE-BU-002
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2015 1:00AM