Modeled PFOA Exposure and Coronary Artery Disease, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol in Community and Worker Cohorts

http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1307943



Table 1. Population characteristics [n (%) or ng/mL].
Characteristic Community cohort only (n = 28,541) Worker cohort only (= 3,713) Combined cohort (= 32,254)
aFrisbee et al. (2009).
Female 16,602 (58) 758 (20) 17,360 (54)
Birth year      
< 1920 114 (0.4) 59 (2) 173 (0.5)
1920–1939 3,742 (13) 727 (20) 4,469 (14)
1940–1959 11,547 (40) 1,814 (49) 13,361 (41)
≥ 1960 13,138 (46) 1,113 (30) 14,251 (44)
Education (4 missing)      
< High school 3,026 (11) 37 (1) 3,063 (9)
High school diploma or GED 11,706 (41) 1,265 (34) 12,971 (40)
Some college 9,441 (33) 1,081 (29) 10,522 (33)
≥ Bachelor’s degree 4,366 (15) 1,328 (36) 5,694 (18)
Race (295 missing)      
White 27,901 (98) 3,284 (88) 31,185 (97)
Other 640 (2) 134 (4) 774 (2)
BMI at time of survey (79 missing)      
Underweight (BMI < 18.5 kg/m3) 414 (1) 38 (0.1) 452 (1)
Normal weight (BMI 18.5 to < 25.0 kg/m3) 7,693 (27) 972 (26) 8,665 (27)
Overweight (BMI 25.0 to < 30.0 kg/m3) 9,689 (34) 1,618 (44) 11,307 (35)
Obese (BMI ≥ 30.0 kg/m3) 10,694 (37) 1,057 (28) 11,751 (36)
Smoking      
Never smoked 13,527 (47) 1,989 (54) 15,516 (48)
Smoked and quit 8,899 (31) 1,297 (35) 10,196 (32)
Smoked and did not quit 6,115 (21) 427 (12) 6,542 (20)
Regular alcohol consumption (74 missing)      
Never 17,011 (60) 1,683 (45) 18,694 (58)
Yes and quit 4,105 (14) 535 (14) 4,640 (14)
Yes and did not quit 7,360 (26) 1,486 (40) 8,846 (27)
Any self-reported type 2 diabetes 3,912 (14) 522 (14) 4,434 (14)
Serum PFOA concentration measurement from the C8 Health Project (2005–2006)a (ng/mL)      
Mean 70.9 324.6 86.6
SD 151.2 920.6 278.9
25th percentile 12.3 55.9 12.8
Median 24.2 112.7 26.1
75th percentile 58.9 256.2 68.1
No. with measurements 28,422 1,881 30,303