Table 2: Demographic and clinical characteristics at the date of diagnosis of ARD, Barcelona (Spain), 1970–2006 ().

CharacteristicsNumber (%)

Gender, male398 (73.2)
Age (yrs); mean (SD)63.7 (12.2)
Age groups
 <50 82 (15.1)
 50–59139 (25.6)
 60–69134 (24.6)
 70–79140 (25.7)
 >=8048 (9.0)
Number of ARD
 1 benign180 (33.1)
 2 or 3 benign201 (36.9)
 4 or 5 benign23 (4.2)
 >=1 malign140 (25.7)
Source of exposure
 Environmental83 (15.3)
 Household61 (11.2)
 Labor400 (73.5)
Length of exposure (yrs); mean (SD); median (IQR)22.9 (15.8); 21.0 (11.0–30.5)
  [0–11.3)130 (23.9)
  [11.3–20.9)142 (26.1)
  [20.9–30.6)136 (25.0)
 >=30.6136 (25.0)
Period of latency (yrs); mean (SD); median (IQR)41.0 (15.6); 41.6 (30.0–52.2)
Smoking status
 Nonsmoker207 (38.1)
 Smoker153 (28.1)
 Former137 (25.2)
 Missing47 (8.6)
Age at onset of exposure of patient with outcomes (yrs); mean (SD)22.7 (11.7)
 ARD death ()26.0 (10.4)
 Pleural mesothelioma diagnosis ()23.2 (11.9)
 Peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis ()27.4 (5.7)

ARD: asbestos-related disease; SD: standard deviation; IQR: interquartile range.