Table 1

Characteristics of the sample households and heads of households (in percent)

Head of Household

Characteristic

Value

Female

N = 446

Male

N = 335

Female and Male

N = 940

Female

Male


Age (Years)

14-18

0.0

1.5

0.2

0.4

19-30

20.2

16.5

17.7

13.9

31-50

64.8

71.2

74.3

72.0

> 50

15.0

10.8

7.8

13.7

Race/Ethnicity

Non-Hispanic White

52.5

68.5

73.5

Non-Hispanic Black

29.2

9.9

9.1

Non-Hispanic Asian

1.4

2.7

3.3

Non-Hispanic Other

2.7

1.5

0.9

Mexican-American

5.2

7.2

7.6

Other Hispanic

9.2

10.2

5.6

Education

Less than High School

22.2

18.2

12.4

13.9

High School

37.1

32.5

38.2

35.0

More than High School

40.7

49.2

49.4

51.2

Employed

62.8

86.5

66.4

90.2

Poverty Income

< 1.3

50.7

100.0

18.6

Ratio

1.31-3.5

31.6

46.7

> 3.5

17.7

34.7

% female children

64.6

60.4

68.4

# Children in household

1

48.0

55.6

40.1

2

32.1

32.4

37.7

3

13.9

7.8

15.2

4

3.8

3.3

5.3

5-8

2.2

0.9

1.7

Age of children

2-5

26.1

38.3

25.6

6-11

34.8

35.5

35.2

12-18

39.1

26.3

39.2


Zuercher et al. Nutrition Journal 2011 10:131   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-10-131

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