Table 1

Characteristics of Study Sample
Women Ages 25–50 yr Women ages 51–85 yr
All WhiteNH Black Latina Filipina Chinese All WhiteNH Black Latino Filipino Chinese
(N=3531) (N=1830) (N=263) (N=541) (N=282) (N=212) (N=5353) (N=3806) (N=376) (N=389) (N=271) (N=192)
Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd. % Wtd.% Wtd. %
Age (mean yrs) 37.8 38.5 37.9 37.4* 37.3 37.0 62.7 63.4 61.6* 60.9* 60.3* 60.9*
Race/Ethnicity
White nonHispanic 52.5 70.3
Black 7.0 6.4
Hispanic/Latina 15.5 7.4
Filipina 7.6 5.4
Chinese 5.6 3.8
Other Asian/Pac Isl. 9.0 4.6
Other 2.8 2.1
Education
≤High School Graduate 13.2 11.1 17.4 24.8* 7.0 4.8 25.1 23.7 26.6 45.6* 17.9 18.1
Some College 36.5 36.3 48.0 43.8 32.5 15.7 38.4 39.4 51.8 35.6 21.8 36.7
College Graduate 50.3 52.6 34.6* 31.4* 60.5 79.5 36.5 36.9 21.6* 18.8* 60.2 45.2
Income (2007)
< $35,000 13.8 12.1 23.1* 16.6 14.0 6.9* 26.0 23.9 40.6* 37.1* 33.8* 14.1
$35,000-$50,000 14.0 11.2 20.9 21.1 16.1 11.5 14.8 14.9 16.9 14.3 12.4 14.9
50,001-$80,000 26.0 26.4 32.0 27.0 25.0 20.4 24.8 25.3 21.9 24.9 21.8 26.2
$80,001-$100,000 14.1 14.9 5.6 15.3 15.5 9.0 12.2 12.3 10.2 11.1 13.8 15.1
> $100,000 32.1 35.4 18.4* 20.0* 29.4 52.2* 22.2 23.6 10.4* 12.6* 18.2 29.7
Health Status
Good or better health 92.8 93.8 88.1* 89.7* 93.6 96.3 85.1 86.5 77.4* 78.2* 83.0 90.8
Diabetic 4.1 3.5 5.9* 5.2 9.1 2.0 12.9 10.5 24.0* 20.1* 20.9* 9.4
Hypertensive 10.2 9.8 16.3* 8.6 17.7* 6.8 46.4 44.8 64.8* 45.4 57.4* 38.0
Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 25.8 26.0 41.3* 34.9* 16.8* 7.2* 27.7 28.0 47.0* 39.3* 8.9* 9.1*
Age (mean yrs) 37.8 38.5 37.9 37.4* 37.2 37.0 62.7 63.4 61.6* 60.9* 60.3* 62.7
Race/Ethnicity
White nonHispanic 53.0 70.1
Black 5.7 5.2
Hispanic/Latino 15.6 8.2
Filipino 7.3 5.5
Chinese 6.0 3.6
Other Asian/Pac. Isl. 9.9 5.1
Other 2.5 2.3
Education
≤High School Graduate 17.9 16.9 23.7 31.9* 13.9 3.7 21.2 19.9 23.7 35.0* 16.0 16.2
Some College 34.4 35.2 46.0 37.7 34.3 17.2 36.3 36.8 44.7 38.0 35.7 19.6
College Graduate 47.7 47.9 30.3* 30.4* 51.8 79.1* 42.5 43.3 31.6* 27.0* 48.3 64.2
Income (2007)
< $35,000 10.4 9.0 17.0 11.3 10.3 3.9 17.3 15.0 22.4 24.3* 25.2* 13.7
$35,000-$50,000 12.6 10.3 15.5 22.1 13.3 5.0 13.6 13.2 14.6 11.8 14.5 19.6
$50,001-$80,000 27.2 26.5 32.3 30.6 33.6 26.6 24.4 24.3 24.2 30.4 22.9 17.5
$80,000-$100,000 14.5 15.0 11.3 13.1 12.3 16.3 13.3 14.2 12.6 10.5 14.5 10.2
> $100,000 35.3 39.2 23.9* 22.9* 30.5 48.2 31.4 33.3 26.2 23.0* 22.9* 39.0
Health Status
Good or better health 93.7 94.4 89.1* 93.3 93.0 96.5 83.7 83.9 79.8 82.0 85.7 87.4
Diabetic 4.3 2.9 10.6* 5.3 6.2 2.3 17.8 15.2 25.5* 26.8* 31.0* 16.2
Hypertensive 13.2 12.1 20.4 13.2 22.0* 7.8 49.9 48.3 64.2* 51.1 61.4 41.3
Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 25.1 25.7 34.5 34.2 18.2 9.8 26.4 27.3 31.1 39.3* 17.2* 2.8*

Wtd. %=Respondent data weighted to the age, gender, and geographic composition of the health plan membership at time of the survey. WhiteNH=nonHispanic White; Pac. Isl, = Pacific Islander.

* Differs significantly from nonHispanic Whites at p<.05.

Gordon et al.

Gordon et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:104   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-104

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