Table 1—

Descriptive characteristics for adults with asthma or rhinitis undergoing structured telephone interviews

Subject characteristics
Subjects n404
Age yrs46±9
Females287 (71)
White, non-Hispanic294 (73)
Education
 High school graduate or less63 (16)
 Some college, associate degree or trade school137 (34)
 College graduate130 (32)
 Graduate school or more74 (18)
Smoking status
 Never263 (65)
 Former110 (27)
 Current31 (8)
Annual family income US$#
 <4000088 (22)
 40000–6000067 (17)
 60000–8000077 (19)
 80000–10000067 (17)
 >100000105 (26)
Employment status
 Managerial161 (40)
 Technical/service34 (8)
 Clerical/sales84 (21)
 Manufacturing/labourer/construction/agricultural29 (7)
 Not working, health reasons33 (8)
 Not working, other reasons63 (16)
  • Data are presented as mean±sd and n (%). #: >100% due to rounding.