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Table 1 Attributes of Populations living in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Utah Counties

From: A statewide investigation of geographic lung cancer incidence patterns and radon exposure in a low-smoking population

  Metropolitan Nonmetropolitan
Moderate Radon n = 10 All Nonmetropolitan n = 19 Moderate Radon n = 12 High Radon n = 7
  Median % Range Median % Range Median % Range Median % Range
Education
 High school graduate or less 11.0 7.4–17.1 14.3 8.5–30.4 13.4 8.5–30.4 17.5 14.2–20.2
 Bachelor’s degree or more 25.4 12.2–45.5 16.8 11.6–26.3 19.9 11.6–26.3 14.5 12.3–22.9
Age
 18 years or less 32.7 29.8–38.6 33.5 23.2–39.3 33.9 23.2–39.3 33.2 26.9–36.8
 65 years or more 7.7 4.9–17.0 12.5 8.4–17.1 12.9 8.4–16.7 12.5 9.4–17.1
Income
 Median household income (thousands) 45.8 37.2–65.0 34.3 28.1–49.6 34.9 28.1–49.6 33.0 29.6–35.8
 Persons below poverty 6.7 5.1–15.4 12.0 5.5–31.4 10.7 5.5–31.4 14.8 10.8–16.8
Employment
 Unemployed 4.7 2.8–6.0 6.4 2.2–15.1 5.3 2.2–15.1 7.7 6.3–8.9
Race/Ethnicity
 Non-white residents (total) 3.4 0.4–6.7 2.3 0.5–56.5 2.1 0.5–56.5 2.9 1.6–10.1
 Black 0.5 0.2–1.7 0.2 0.1–1.2 0.2 0.05–1.2 0.3 0.1–0.5
 American Indian/Alaska Native 0.8 0.1–2.0 1.3 0–56.1 1.0 0–56.1 2.2 1.1–9.7
 Asian/Pacific Islander 1.4 0.1–4.3 0.4 0–1.2 0.4 0–1.2 0.3 0.2–1.0
 Hispanic 6.7 1.4–12.8 4.5 1.8–10.3 4.6 1.8–7.2 4.5 2.6–10.3
 Other minority 9.7 1.7–18.1 7.3 2.3–59.5 6.5 2.3–59.5 9.4 5.2–13.2
Smoking Prevalence
 1991–1995 14.3 8.0–25.4 17.9 12.2–28.3 17.5 12.2–28.3 21.8 14.5–25.4
 1996–2000 13.8 7.7–24.4 17.2 11.8–27.2 16.9 11.8–27.2 19.7 13.9–24.5
 2001–2005 13.3 7.4–23.5 16.5 11.3–26.1 16.2 11.3–26.1 18.9 13.4–23.5
 2006–2010 12.8 7.1–22.6 15.9 10.9–25.1 15.6 10.9–25.1 18.2 12.9–22.6
  1. Attributes were collected at the county-level. The median percent represents the median of the aggregate percentage of individuals with that characteristic by county. Moderate radon: 2–4 pCi/L (74 to 148 Bg/m3). High radon: > 4 pCi/L (> 148 Bg/m3)