Table 1

Population demographics of participants in four low-income housing developments

CharacteristicsAll participantsNon-smoking participantsSmoking participants
(n = 49)% (range)(n = 34)% (range)(n = 15)% (range)
Mean age42.5(26–68)43.0(26–68)41.3(29–65)
Mean household size3.0(1–7)2.8(1–6)3.6(1–7)
    Mean No of adults that live in residence1.5(1–3)1.5(1–3)1.5(1–3)
    Mean No of children under 18 that live in residence1.6(0–4)1.3(0–4)2.1(0–4)
    Number of residences with children under 1834.069%23.074%11.073%
Gender
    Female4796%3294%15100%
    Male24%26%00%
Race
    White2041%927%1173%
    African American1531%1441%17%
    Asian12%13%00%
    Other1326%1029%320%
Ethnicity
    Hispanic1326%927%427%
    Non-Hispanic3674%2573%1173%
Language
    English primary language2755%1338%1493%
    Other2245%2162%17%
Questionnaire translation
    English3265%1750%15100%
    Haitian1122%1132%00%
    Spanish613%618%00%
Place of birth
    United States2551%1132%1493%
    Other2449%2368%17%
Duration of exposure
    Household member is home during the day32.065%23.068%9.060%
    Mean years lived in residence6.2(<1–22)6.8(<1–22)4.9(<1–12)
    Mean years lived in development8.7(<1–33)8.4(<1–22)9.3(<1–33)