• Journal Article

Responses to the region 5 NHEXAS time/activity diary. National Human Exposure Assessment Survey

Citation

Freeman, N. C., Lioy, P. J., Pellizzari, E., Zelon, H., Thomas, K., Clayton, A., & Quackenboss, J. (1999). Responses to the region 5 NHEXAS time/activity diary. National Human Exposure Assessment Survey. Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology, 9(5), 414-426.

Abstract

The time/activity diary developed for use in the National Human Exposure Assessment Survey (NHEXAS) was completed by 249 participants in the Research Triangle Institute/Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (RTI/EOHSI) NHEXAS population-based pilot project conducted in the upper Midwest (EPA Region 5). The majority of participants successfully completed the diary during the 6-day study period. Participant responses showed internal consistency between related questions within the diary and between instruments used within the study. Comparison of response rates with the National Human Activity Pattern Survey, a nationwide population-based study, found consistent results when the same questions were used in both studies. Several questions identified age-specific activities. The value of the 6-day diary over 1-day surveys was apparent in discriminating between episodic and regularly conducted activities and in identifying subpopulations whose behavior may contribute to exposure to environmental pollutants