Estimating Pesticide Exposure from Dietary Intake and Organic Food Choices: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1408197



Table 1. Demographic distributions (%) of all MESA participants completing an FFQ at Exam 5 (= 4,466) and of subgroups based on self-report of organic produce consumption habits.
n Gender Race/ethnicity Age (years) Annual household income (in thousands of $US)a Educationb
Female Male White Chinese Black Hispanic < 65 65–74 ≥ 75 < 30 30–75 > 75 ≤ High school Some college ≥ Bachelor’s degree
aInformation on income was missing for 147 participants. bInformation on education was missing for 7 participants.
Full cohort 4,466 53 47 41 12 26 22 35 32 33 33 39 28 31 29 39
Organic produce consumption
“Rarely or never” 2,670 51 49 40 12 26 23 31 31 38 37 40 23 37 28 35
“Sometimes” 1,574 55 45 43 11 27 19 39 33 27 27 38 35 23 32 45
“Often or always” 222 65 35 39 10 23 27 44 34 23 34 35 32 24 29 48