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Data analysis of vehicular noise pollution and its perception in the cities of Juliaca and Puno, Puno region - 2021

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Néstor Eloy Gonzales Sucasaire ,
Néstor Eloy Gonzales Sucasaire

Universidad Andina Néstor Cáceres Velásquez, Escuela de Posgrado Doctorado en Ciencias e Ingeniería Civil Ambiental. Juliaca, Perú

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Abstract

Noise pollution generated by vehicular traffic can have a significant impact on the quality of life of residents, affecting their physical and emotional well-being. To determine the relationship between vehicular noise pollution and the perception of the population in the cities of Juliaca and Puno, a descriptive and correlational study was carried out. Data were collected using registration forms and questionnaires, using 10 representative sampling points on the roads with the highest traffic and surveying 584 randomly selected people. The results revealed sound pressure levels that exceed the limits established by regulations in both cities. Minimum values of 67.84 dB in Puno and 68.03 dB in Juliaca, and maximum values of 83.86 dB and 78.83 dB, respectively, were found. In addition, a positive but low correlation (r = 0.142) was identified between noise pollution and population perception. These findings highlight the exposure of the population to vehicular noise pollution levels that exceed the permissible limits, which can have negative consequences for health and well-being. It is necessary to implement effective measures to reduce noise pollution and improve the quality of life of residents in both cities. These results provide valuable information for the development of appropriate mitigation strategies.

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Gonzales Sucasaire NE. Data analysis of vehicular noise pollution and its perception in the cities of Juliaca and Puno, Puno region - 2021. Data and Metadata [Internet]. 2023 May 26 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];2:44. Available from: https://dm.saludcyt.ar/index.php/dm/article/view/44

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