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Table 1 Characteristics of Merrimack Community Survey Participants

From: Making the invisible visible: results of a community-led health survey following PFAS contamination of drinking water in Merrimack, New Hampshire

Merrimack Community Health Survey Frequency (n = 596) Percent
City of Residence
 Merrimack 579 97.1
 Other 15 2.5
 Missing 2 0.3
Gender
 Female 285 47.8
 Male 241 40.4
 Missing 70 11.7
Age
  < 18 91 15.3
 19–44 163 27.3
 45–64 y 155 26
 Over 65 y 69 11.6
 Missing 118 19.8
Worked at Saint-Gobain /Chemfab
 Yes 10 1.7
 No 564 94.6
 Missing 22 3.7
Water source
 Private Well 56 9.4
 Town Water 535 89.8
 Missing 5 0.8
Water filtration prior to PFAS concerns
 Yes 78 13.1
 No 502 84.2
 Missing 16 2.7
Years of residence in Merrimack
 1–2 y 70 11.7
 3–17 y 275 46.1
 18–30 y 153 25.7
 Over 30 y 64 10.7
 Missing 34 5.7
Participated in Department of Health and Human Services blood test program
 Yes 34 5.7
 No 543 91.1
 Missing 19 3.2
New health concerns since living in the community
 Yes 165 27.7
 No 338 56.7
 Missing 93 15.6