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Table 1 Demographic, social, and health characteristics of the study sample

From: A population-based study of asthma, quality of life, and occupation among elderly Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites: a cross-sectional investigation

Characteristics Unweighted n (n = 3021)a Weighted %
Age-
   65–69 700 29.0
   70–74 938 25.8
   75–79 656 19.7
   80 and over 727 25.9
Sex
   Male 878 40.5
   Female 2143 59.5
Race/Ethnicity
   NH-White 2671 73.6
   Hispanic 350 26.4
Education
   < HS 732 33.5
   HS/GED 1001 29.1
   Some College 698 19.8
   College 581 17.7
Household Annual Income
   ≤ 20 k 1091 38.5
   20–40 k 820 24.6
   ≥ 40 k 530 16.8
   Missing 580 20.1
Geographic Location
   Urban 1643 57.8
   Rural 1378 42.2
Hay Fever
   No 2283 77.8
   Yes 718 22.2
Pet Ownership
   Don't Have a Pet 1945 64.5
   Dog/Cat 954 30.8
   Other pets 120 4.6
Smoking Status
   Non-Smoker 1657 54.1
   Current Smokers 267 8.2
   Past Smokers 1082 37.7
Environmental tobacco smoke
   No 2704 88.3
   Yes 314 11.7
Self-rated Health
   Excellent/Good 2060 63.6
   Fair/Poor 950 36.4
Complaint of Pain
   No Pain 1747 59.1
   Mild Pain 518 16.7
   Severe Pain 747 24.1
Body Mass Index (BMI) c
   Normal Weight 1225 36.3
   Overweight 1100 37.5
   Obese 547 18.8
Health Insurance
   No 81 3.8
   Yes 2937 96.2
Occupations
   Administrative 279 10.0
   Health Related 170 5.3
   Teaching 275 9.3
   Secretarial 602 18.5
   Service Related 321 13.2
   Farm Related 157 7.8
   Precision Production 237 11.8
   Other Occupations 574 24.1
  1. a n may not total to 3021 in some variables due to missing values.