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Table 2 Demographic, environmental & health characteristics of all participants at time point 2 (T2), (N = 266)

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

Characteristics N (%)
SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC
Sex
  Female 174 (65.4)
  Male 92 (34.6)
Age (yrs.)
  Younger than 18 25 (9.6)
  18 to 34 26 (10.0)
  35 to 44 41 (15.7)
  45 to 64 98 (37.5)
  65 or older 71 (27.2)
  Missing 5  
Race/Ethnicity
  Asian 18 (6.8)
  Black (NH)a 87 (32.7)
  Hispanic 50 (18.8)
  Other Not Specified 5 (1.9)
  White (NH)a 106 (39.8)
  Missing 0  
Education
  High School or less 75 (28.7)
  Some College 31 (11.9)
  Undergraduate 74 (28.4)
  Advanced Degree 81 (31.0)
  Missing 5  
ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES
Home Flooded
  No 34 (12.8)
  Yes 231 (87.2)
  Missing 1  
Signs of Household Mold
  No 71 (33.3)
  Yes 142 (66.7)
  Missing 53  
Individual Exposures (Yes)b
  Sewage 148 (58.3)
  Debris 188 (74.0)
  Contaminated Waters 195 (77.4)
  Mold 177 (70.5)
  Exhaust Fumes from Generators 62 (24.7)
  Leaks/Spills; Diesel Fuel/Heating 28 (11.2)
  None of the Above 26 (10.2)
Rescued during Harvey   
  No 138 (53.7)
  Yes 119 (46.3)
  Missing 9  
HEALTH OUTCOMES
Stress Level Post-Harvey
  Mean (SD)c 5.1 3.20
  Median [IQR]d 5.0 [2, 8]
Injuries due to Harvey
  No 178 (73.9)
  Yes 63 (26.1)
  Missing 25  
Allergic Symptoms
  No 80 (31.6)
  Yes 173 (68.4)
  Missing 13  
Symptoms since Harvey (Yes)e
  Shortness of Breath 63 (25.2)
  Wheezing 61 (24.5)
  Persistent Cough 68 (27.2)
  Sinus Problems 124 (49.6)
  Eye Irritation 99 (39.6)
  Throat Irritation 85 (34.4)
  Skin Rash 53 (21.5)
  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. cStandard deviation from mean stress level
  5. dInterquartile range from mean stress level
  6. eEach individual symptom is not mutually exclusive. Participants were asked to check all that applied