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Table 1 Demographic, environmental & health characteristics of all participants at time point 1 (T1), (N = 206)

From: Houston hurricane Harvey health (Houston-3H) study: assessment of allergic symptoms and stress after hurricane Harvey flooding

Characteristics N (%)
SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC
Sex   
  Female 148 (71.8)
  Male 58 (28.2)
Age (yrs.)
  Younger than 18 17 (8.2)
  18 to 34 28 (13.6)
  35 to 44 28 (13.6)
  45 to 64 89 (43.2)
  65 or older 44 (21.4)
  Missing 0  
Race/Ethnicity
  Asian 16 (7.8)
  Black (NH)a 83 (40.5)
  Hispanic 40 (19.5)
  Other Not Specified 6 (2.9)
  White (NH)a 60 (29.3)
  Missing 1  
Education
  High School or less 54 (27.1)
  Some College 32 (16.1)
  Undergraduate 62 (31.2)
  Advanced Degree 51 (25.6)
  Missing 7  
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES
Home Flooded
  No 43 (20.9)
  Yes 163 (79.1)
  Missing 0  
Signs of Household Mold
  No 30 (18.0)
  Yes 137 (82.0)
  Missing 39  
Individual Exposures (Yes)b
  Sewage 100 (52.9)
  Debris 129 (68.3)
  Contaminated Waters 143 (75.7)
  Mold 115 (60.8)
  Exhaust Fumes from Generators 34 (18.0)
  Leaks/Spills; Diesel Fuel/Heating 15 (7.9)
  None of the Above 18 (9.5)
Rescued during Harvey
  No 135 (71.0)
  Yes 55 (29.0)
  Missing 16  
Involved in Clean-Upc
  No 58 (28.1)
  Yes 132 (64.1)
  Missing 16 (7.8)
Activity in Flooded Homes (Yes)c,d
  Remove Water 116 (56.3)
  Remove Mud 118 (57.3)
  Tear Out Work 112 (54.4)
  Major Repair 26 (12.6)
  None of the Above 23 (11.2)
HEALTH OUTCOMES
Stress Level Post-Harvey
  Mean (SD)e 8.0 2.10
  Median [IQR]f 8.0 [7, 10]
Injuries due to Harvey
  No 125 (68.3)
  Yes 58 (31.7)
  Missing 23  
Allergic Symptoms
  No 37 (20.6)
  Yes 143 (79.4)
  Missing 26  
Symptoms since Harvey (Yes)g
  Shortness of Breath 46 (25.8)
  Wheezing 37 (20.2)
  Persistent Cough 63 (34.8)
  Sinus Problems 99 (55.9)
  Eye Irritation 88 (49.2)
  Throat Irritation 84 (48.0)
  Skin Rash 46 (26.1)
  1. Note: “Missing” shown for reference. Missing data not included in statistical analyses
  2. aNH Not Hispanic/Latino
  3. bEach individual exposure is not mutually exclusive. Participants were asked to check all that applied
  4. cItems not included in T2 questionnaire
  5. dEach individual activity is not mutually exclusive. Participants were asked to check ll that applied
  6. eStandard deviation from mean stress level
  7. fInterquartile range from mean stress level
  8. gEach individual symptom is not mutually exclusive. Participants were asked to check all that applied