Reducing Phthalate, Paraben, and Phenol Exposure from Personal Care Products in Adolescent Girls: Findings from the HERMOSA Intervention Study

http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.1510514



Table 1. Characteristics of adolescent girls participating in the HERMOSA Study, Salinas, California, 2013 (= 100).
Characteristic n (%)
aInformation provided by parent.
Age (years)
14 11 (11)
15 22 (22)
16 29 (29)
17 30 (30)
18 8 (8)
Country of birth
United States 81 (81)
Mexico 19 (19)
Language spoken at home
Mostly Spanish 57 (57)
Spanish and English equally 29 (29)
Mostly English 14 (14)
Highest parental education
Less than high school 57 (57)
High school graduate 33 (33)
Unknown 10 (10)
Annual household incomea
≤ $24,000 38 (38)
$24,001–$36,000 29 (29)
> $36,000 25 (25)
Unknown 8 (8)
Time pre- and postintervention visit began
0800–1000 hours 33 (33)
1000–1200 hours 30 (30)
1200–1400 hours 31 (31)
1400–1600 hours 8 (8)
Frequency of makeup use
Every day 27 (27)
4–6 times per week 23 (23)
2–3 times per week 20 (20)
Once a week or less 30 (30)
Frequency of moisturizer use
Every day 65 (65)
4–6 times per week 19 (19)
2–3 times per week 8 (8)
Once a week or less 8 (8)
Frequency of fragrance use
Every day 47 (47)
4–6 times per week 18 (18)
2–3 times per week 17 (17)
Once a week or less 18 (18)
Used makeup on day of preintervention visit
Yes 67 (67)
No 33 (33)
Used sunscreen on day of preintervention visit
Yes 30 (30)
No 70 (70)
Used triclosan-containing toothpaste on day of preintervention visit
Yes 32 (32)
No 68 (68)