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Table 2 Summary of relevant NAS characteristics used in this study: complete set and subset of participants who had sulfate measures available (n =90), out of a total of 141 participants

From: Short-term airborne particulate matter exposure alters the epigenetic landscape of human genes associated with the mitogen-activated protein kinase network: a cross-sectional study

NAS cohort description All participants With sulfate measures
Age (years) n = 141 people n = 90 people
  Median 73; Range 56–88; SD ±6.8 Median 73; Range 58–88; SD ±6.6
Blood pressure (mmHg) n = 141 n = 90
Systolic Median 130; Range 87–188; SD ±16.13 Median 129.5; Range 87–188; SD ±15.65
Diastolic Median 79; Range 54–98; SD ±9.1 Median 78; Range 55–96; SD ±9.11
Exposure (μg/m^3) n = 141 n = 90
BC, 30-days averaged Mean 0.84; SD ±0.16 Mean 0.83; SD ±0.15
Sulfate, 30-days averaged N/A Mean 3.06; SD ±0.79
Smoking status (n) n = 141 n = 90
Never 53 32
Ever 7 5
Former 81 53
Blood count (%) n = 136 n = 88
Lymphocytes Median 26; Range 6–39; SD ±6.66 Median 26; Range 6–38; SD ±6.92
Neutrophils Median 62; Range 45–86; SD ±7.71 Median 63; Range 45–86; SD ±7.78
Monocytes Median 9; Range 4–14; SD ±1.92 Median 8; Range 4–14; SD ±1.96
Basophils Median 1; Range 0–2; SD ±0.51 Median 1; Range 0–2; SD ±0.52
Eosinophils Median 3; Range 0–11; SD ±1.9 Median 3; Range 0–10; SD ±1.83
  1. Relevant units are supplied in the left-hand side for each characteristic, with median (or mean), range, standard deviation, and sample size indicated.