Table 1.

Distribution of clinical and demographics characteristics (n = 604)

CharacteristicFrequency (%)
Gender
    Male384 (64)
    Female220 (36)
Race
    Caucasian482 (79)
    African American119 (20)
    Other3 (1)
Income
    <US$10,00034 (6)
    US$10,000-30,000172 (28)
    US$30,000-50,000203 (34)
    >US$50,000195 (32)
Diagnosis with lung disease
    Yes90 (15)
    No496 (82)
    Not sure18 (3)
Diagnosis with heart disease
    Yes127 (21)
    No460 (76)
    Not sure17 (3)
Smoking cigarettes everyday for >1 y
    Yes358 (59)
    No246 (41)
Completely quit smoking
    Yes289 (81)
    No69 (19)
Packs of cigarettes per day
    <1/2
    0.559 (16)
    153 (15)
    1.5118 (32)
    254 (16)
    2.544 (12)
    39 (2.5)
    3.518 (5)
    42 (1)
    =51 (0.5)
Drinking alcohol at least once a month for >1 y
    Yes444 (79)
    No120 (21)
Completely quit drinking
    Yes103 (40)
    No341 (60)
No. drinks per day on weekdays
    0196 (46)
    1-2118 (28)
    3-466 (16)
    5-619 (4)
    7-810 (2)
    9-105 (1)
    11-125 (1)
    >123 (0.5)
    More than could count3 (0.5)
No. drinks per day on weekends
    1-2189 (47)
    3-497 (24)
    5-658 (15)
    7-823 (6)
    9-1013 (3)
    11-128 (2)
    >127 (2)
    More than could count5 (1)
Age (y)
    <4040 (7)
    40-4964 (11)
    50-59141 (23)
    60-69145 (24)
    70-79185 (30)
    >7929 (5)
    Median63
    Range18-94
Smoking habit
    Never smoker246 (41)
    Former smoker289 (48)
    Current smoker69 (11)
Pack-years
    <1059
    10-2081
    >20-4099
    >40-6064
    >60-10043
    >10012
Alcohol consumption (number of drinks through all years of drinking)
    Median26,533.0
    Range(572.0-226,746.0)
  • NOTE: Not all respondents provided information on ethanol consumption.