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Table 2 Lifestyle and health characteristics of the study population (N = 1372 twenty to fifty year old nonsmokers)

From: Factors associated with self-reported health: implications for screening level community-based health and environmental studies

  N Weighted percentf (SE)   N Weighted percentf (SE)
Home ownership    Self-reported health status   
 Owned or being bought 807 68.1 (2.5)  Excellent 309 24.0 (1.5)
 Rented 531 30.1 (2.4)  Very good 442 35.9 (1.4)
 Other arrangement 34 1.8 (0.4)  Good 434 30.9 (1.7)
Watch TV 3+ hours/day     Fair 166 8.1 (0.8)
 No 948 72.5 (1.4)  Poor 21 1.2 (0.3)
 Yes 424 27.5 (1.4) High blood pressured   
Worried would run out of fooda     No 1238 88.8 (1.1)
 Often true 88 4.4 (0.8)  Yes 134 11.2 (1.1)
 Sometimes true 198 9.1 (1.0) Diabetese   
 Never true 845 62.4 (2.4)  No 1306 95.3 (0.5)
 Screened out 219 22.5 (1.6)  Yes 64 4.5 (0.5)
 Missing 22 1.6 (0.4)  Missing 2 <0.3c
Worried couldn’t afford balanced mealsa   Ever had asthmae   
 Often true 44 2.6 (0.5)  No 1203 86.6 (1.0)
 Sometimes true 146 6.4 (0.9)  Yes 169 13.4 (1.0)
 Never true 939 66.8 (2.1) Current asthmae   
 Screened out 219 22.5 (1.6)  No 1268 92.1 (0.9)
 Don’t know/ Missing 24 1.7 (0.4)  Yes 102 7.8 (0.9)
Health insurance     Missing 2 <0.3c
 No 350 20.0 (1.7) Asthma attack past yeare   
 Yes 1022 80.0 (1.7)  No 1319 95.7 (0.5)
Number of prescription medicationsb     Yes 51 4.1 (0.5)
 0 833 54.3 (1.5)  Missing 2 <0.3c
 1 245 19.6 (1.3) Ever had thyroid probleme   
 2 125 10.4 (1.0)  No 1289 92.6 (0.9)
 3 to 4 121 11.3 (1.1)  Yes 82 7.3 (0.9)
 >4 48 4.4 (0.8)  Missing 1 <0.3c
Body Mass Index    Ever had cancer/malignancye   
 Underweight (<18.5) 19 1.4 (0.4)  No 1348 97.3 (0.5)
 Normal weight (18.5–< 25) 414 32.2 (1.5)  Yes 23 2.7 (0.5)
 Overweight (25–< 30) 461 31.8 (1.5)  Missing 1 <0.3c
 Obese (≥30) 478 34.6 (1.6) Stomach illnessa   
HDL <60 mg/dL     No 1165 85.2 (1.1)
 No 477 30.7 (1.4)  Yes 115 9.0 (1.0)
 Yes 895 69.3 (1.4)  Missing 92 5.8 (0.7)
Glucose ≥88 mg/dL    Physical health poora   
 No 698 46.6 (1.8)  0 days 874 64.5 (1.3)
 Yes 674 53.4 (1.8)  1 to 3 days 178 13.2 (0.9)
CRP ≥ 1 mg/dL     4 to 6 days 78 5.8 (0.8)
 No 1202 90.8 (0.7)  7 or more days 150 10.8 (1.0)
 Yes 170 9.2 (0.7)  Missing 92 5.8 (0.7)
Anyone smoke in home?a    Mental health poora   
 No 1302 95.8 (0.7)  0 days 776 56.8 (1.8)
 Yes 67 4.1 (0.7)  1 to 7 days 361 27.3 (1.4)
 Missing 3 <0.3c  7 to 14 days 46 3.6 (0.7)
     15 to 30 days 97 6.4 (0.8)
     Missing 92 5.8 (0.7)
  1. apast year; bpast 30 days; cWeighted percentage less than 0.3 (SE not calculated); dHigh blood pressure was determined using measured values at the examination; eSelf-reported that respondents were told by doctor or other health care provider that they had the condition; fThe weighted percent adjusts for differential probabilities of selection, nonresponse, and differences between the final sample and the total population