Canadian Respiratory Journal / 2017 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

County Smoke-Free Laws and Asthma Discharges: Evidence from 17 US States

Table 1

Descriptive statistics for continuous study variables (county level data).

VariableMeanStandard deviationMinimumMaximum

Dependent variables
 Adult asthma rate13.957.52088.93
 Adult appendicitis rate2.262.450181.82
Independent variables
 Cigarette tax.82.63.032.58
 Smoking prevalence21.844.619.8032.60
 Asthma prevalence8.241.736.1040.50
 Percent in poverty13.705.73043.80
 Percent uninsured15.734.965.4839.50
 PCP per 10,0006.334.15031.40
 Percent nonwhite11.0014.00086.00