A study on the health impact indoor thermal environments have on homes and occupants' lifestyle using multiple logistic regression analysis

Ryoka Otsuji, Takashi Akimoto, Isao Nakayama, Takeo Yagihashi

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Abstract

The purpose of our study is to examine the influence of indoor thermal environments on health impact at home by analyzing occupants' lifestyles. We conducted investigations, surveying temperature-humidity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases with onset risk, targeting inhabitants in the Kanto area who had signed an electric contract with Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO). Upon inspection, we grasped the actual situation of the residence environment and monitored the participants' health conditions. Inspection was conducted using statistical analysis based on the provided data. First, we conducted univariate analysis to approximately grasp the correlation with illness onset risk, followed by a multivariate analysis after considering other factors. Results of the multivariate analysis revealed that risk of cardiovascular disease is lower if occupants maintain getting dressed in the bathroom when temperatures are higher than 18 degrees in the winter, and use air conditioners mainly at bedtime in the summer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
Subtitle of host publicationCreative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020
PublisherInternational Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate
ISBN (Electronic)9781713823605
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate: Creative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2020 Nov 1 → …

Publication series

Name16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate: Creative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020

Conference

Conference16th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate: Creative and Smart Solutions for Better Built Environments, Indoor Air 2020
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/11/1 → …

Keywords

  • Health Impact
  • Lifestyle
  • Living environment
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Questionnaire survey
  • Univariate analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
  • Pollution

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