Table 3

Population characteristics for each neighborhood, predicted noise, numbers of highly annoyed.

Neighborhood

Population (1,000s)

Population per 100 m2

Noise level (dB Ldn)

Highly annoyed (1,000s)

Prevalence of highly annoyed

Highly annoyed per 100 m2


Bayview/Hunter's Point

33

0.27

66

6

18%

0.05

Central West

100

0.56

63

13

13%

0.07

Chinatown

10

2.88

67

2

20%

0.54

Downtown/Civic Center

40

2.37

69

9

23%

0.55

Excelsior/Visitation Valley/Crocker/Outer Mission

98

0.78

64

15

15%

0.12

Financial District

4

0.21

68

1

25%

0.04

Glen Park/Bernal Heights

31

0.84

61

4

13%

0.10

Haight Ashbury

23

1.08

66

4

17%

0.19

Inner Mission

48

1.24

68

10

21%

0.25

Lakeshore

18

0.19

64

3

17%

0.03

Nob Hill/Russian Hill/Pacific Heights/Marina

82

1.23

67

16

20%

0.24

North Beach

12

0.68

65

2

17%

0.11

Northwest

85

0.53

63

12

14%

0.07

Potrero Hill

11

0.27

65

2

18%

0.04

South of Market

22

0.38

70

6

27%

0.10

Twin Peaks/Diamond Heights/Oceanview

58

0.51

62

7

12%

0.06

Upper Market/Noe Valley

51

0.98

64

8

16%

0.15

Western Addition

51

1.30

68

10

20%

0.26

All

775

0.64

65

128

17%

0.11


Seto et al. International Journal of Health Geographics 2007 6:24   doi:10.1186/1476-072X-6-24

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