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Table 1 Socio-demographical characteristics among farmer participants

From: Indoor exposure to particulate matter and volatile organic compounds in dwellings and workplaces and respiratory health in French farmers

  n (%)
Population characteristics (n = 109)
 Sex (male) 64 (59.3)
Age (years)
 [15–45] 41 (38.0)
 [45–65] 58 (53.7)
 > =65 9 (8.3)
Smoking status
Curent smokers 8 (7.3)
Former smokers 32 (29.4)
Non-smokers 69 (63.3)
Education level
< =High school 74 (67.9)
> High school 35 (32.1)
 Lived on a farm as a child 44 (62.0)
 Worked in agricultural area before 97 (89.8)
Farm characteristics
 Presence of pets 84 (77.1)
 Presence of mold, fungi 6 (5.5)
 Water infiltration in the dwelling last 12 months 13 (14.1)
 Humidity in the dwelling in the last 12 months 27 (29.4)
 Persistent condensation 21 (19.6)
 Farm near a heavy traffic area 23 (25.6)
Month of visit
 February 32 (29.4)
 March 35 (32.1)
 April 42 (38.5)