Table 1

Demographic and lifestyle characteristics of 12,105 women participating in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study, stratified by race and geographic region1

Demographic and lifestyle characteristics

Stroke Buckle

Stroke Belt

Other

(non-stroke buckle or belt)

P value between regions

Black

(n = 971)

White

(n = 1,905)

P

value

Black

(n = 1,600)

White

(n = 2,603)

P

value

Black

(n = 2,237)

White

(n = 2,789)

P

value

Age, y, mean ± SD

62.2 ± 8.9

64.4 ± 9.4

<0.001

62.4 ± 8.7

64.5 ± 9.2

<0.001

64.5 ± 9.0

65.0 ± 9.6

0.06

<0.001

Post-menopausal, %

85.0

88.8

0.003

85.7

89.3

<0.001

88.4

90.2

0.03

0.04

Hormone use, %

46.5

68.8

<0.001

52.1

69.6

<0.001

45.8

60.5

<0.001

<0.001

Multivitamin use, %

40.7

51.1

<0.001

43.3

52.9

<0.001

43.3

57.2

<0.001

0.01

Income, %

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

<$25,000

40.9

23.6

45.3

26.5

37.3

23.3

$25,000-$50,000

30.4

30.3

27.5

31.5

30.3

29.5

$50,000-$75,000

9.0

14.0

9.7

12.5

11.7

14.2

≥$75,000

5.7

17.1

5.2

14.4

8.4

17.7

Education, %

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

< High school

19.3

7.6

19.6

8.4

12.1

4.8

High school graduate

29.2

29.5

27.4

29.9

27.4

25.2

Some college

25.3

28.7

25.8

29.6

32.5

29.5

College degree or higher

26.1

34.2

27.3

32.1

28.1

40.6

Marital status, %

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

Single

8.0

2.2

8.8

3.0

10.1

5.9

Married

39.7

60.2

38.7

57.0

28.0

50.6

Divorced

19.5

13.3

21.4

14.7

28.2

17.8

Widow

27.1

23.3

27.4

24.5

29.5

24.8

Other

5.7

0.9

3.7

0.8

4.2

0.9

Smoking, %

<0.001

0.005

<0.001

<0.001

Current

11.0

13.3

17.0

13.4

17.5

12.1

Never

61.2

53.3

53.3

54.9

45.8

53.4

Former

27.9

33.4

29.6

31.7

36.7

34.5

Physical activity, %

0.22

0.04

<0.001

0.24

0 times/wk

37.8

36.7

41.2

37.6

40.3

34.3

1-3 times/wk

38.1

36.2

36.0

36.8

36.4

37.2

4 or more times/wk

24.2

27.2

22.8

25.7

23.3

28.5

Television viewing, %

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

0.04

0 h/wk

0.2

0.8

0.6

1.0

0.6

1.1

1-6 h/wk

13.5

13.6

14.0

13.6

12.1

14.8

1 h/d

3.3

7.3

3.1

7.5

2.6

8.2

2-3 h/d

41.0

53.5

36.1

51.7

38.7

51.1

>3 h/d

42.1

24.8

46.2

26.4

46.1

24.8


1Differences within (black vs. white) and between regions (Stroke Buckle vs. Stroke Belt vs. Other) were examined using t tests for continuous variables (age) and chi-square for categorical variables

Newby et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:25   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-25

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