Table 1: Characteristics of the study population ( ).

(%)

Mean age in years (range)41.5 (1–93)
Race
 White/Caucasian414 (78.7)
 African American83 (15.8)
 Hispanic/Latino20 (3.8)
 Asian3 (0.6)
 Other6 (1.1)
Female Gender355 (67.1)
Number of Residences since Katrina
 1278 (52.5)
 2133 (25.1)
 386 (16.2)
 4 or more32 (6.2)
Surface material or structural home repair needed282 (53.3)
Doctor-diagnosed asthma
 Yes141 (27.6)
 No352 (68.7)
Skin Prick Test Results
 Mold positive55 (10.4)
 At least one positive indoor allergen194 (36.7)
  Cat pelt positive93 (17.6)
  Mixed cockroach positive24 (4.5)
  Dog epithelium positive22 (4.2)
  Any dust mite positive179 (34.1)
 At least one positive outdoor allergen221 (41.8)
  Any Tree Pollen146 (27.6)
  Any Weed Pollen119 (22.5)
  Any Grass Pollen141 (26.6)
 At least one positive indoor or outdoor result300 (56.7%)

not equaling 529 are due to missing data.