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Table 1 Characteristics of respondents in a survey of flight attendants and secondhand smoke exposure

From: Association between respiratory tract diseases and secondhand smoke exposure among never smoking flight attendants: a cross-sectional survey

Quartiles of Total Hours Spent in a Smoky Cabin   Quartiles of Total Hours Spent in a Smoky Cabin
Characteristic Overall (N = 1007) Q1 (n = 252) Q2 (n = 257) Q3 (n = 246) Q4 (n = 252)
Age at time of survey, years      
   mean (SD) 53.5 (6.2) 50.3 (6.6) 52.7 (5.8) 54.8 (5.2) 56.6 (5.2)
   median (IQR) 54 (49 – 58) 49 (45 – 55) 54 (48 – 57) 55 (51 – 59) 57 (54 – 60)
Age at time of first airline job, years      
   mean (SD) 22.7 (3.4) 23.8 (3.7) 22.6 (2.8) 22.5 (3.3) 21.8 (3.3)
   median (IQR) 22 (20 – 24) 23 (21 – 25) 22 (21 – 24) 22 (20 – 23.5) 21 (20 – 23)
Total hours spent in smoky cabin, hr      
   mean (SD) 20293 (13,219) 5946 (2,929) 14812 (1,996) 22782 (2,634) 37802 (11,466)
   Median (IQR) 18240 (11,030 – 27,750) 5922 (3,600 – 8,424) 15048 (13,200 – 16,311) 22840 (20,580 – 25,160) 33600 (30,624 – 40,800)
Gender, n (%)      
   Male 110 (11) 38 (15.2) 30 (11.7) 26 (10.6) 16 (6.4)
   Female 893 (89) 212 (84.8) 226 (88.3) 220 (89.4) 235 (93.6)
Race, n (%)      
   American Indian/Alaska Native 5 (0.5) 1 (0.4) 0(0) 2 (0.8) 2 (0.8)
   Asian 38 (3.9) 12 (4.9) 8 (3.2) 9 (3.7) 9 (3.7)
   Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 6 (0.6) 2 (0.8) 2 (0.8) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)
   Black or African American 46 (4.7) 10 (21.7) 14 (5.5) 14 (5.8) 8 (3.3)
   White 851 (86.2) 212 (85.8) 218 (85.8) 202 (83.1) 219 (90.1)
   Hispanic 33 (3.3) 9 (3.6) 9 (3.5) 13 (5.4) 2 (0.8)
   Multiple/Other 8 (0.8) 1 (0.4) 3 (1.2) 2 (0.8) 2 (0.8)
  1. SD = standard deviation; IQR = interquartile range