Table 1

Characteristics of Rural Seniors in 2006 Brazos Valley Health Assessment (n = 582)

% (n)

Mean ± SD


Individual characteristics

Age, y

69.92 ± 6.91

Women

68.2 (397)

Race/ethnicity

Minority

14.4 (84)

Household income

≤ 100% FPL

17.0 (99)

101-199% FPL

16.3 (95)

Education

Low (< High school)

13.1 (76)

Marital status

Married

64.8 (377)

Household composition

Lives alone

27.7 (161)

Residential Neighborhood

Deprivation, % (n)

Low

29.6 (172)

Medium

46.2 (269)

High

24.2 (141)

Population density (persons/mi2)

Low (<14)

27.0 (157)

Medium (14-127)

46.6 (271)

High (>127)

26.5 (154)

Daily dietary intakes

Fruit

1.43 ± 0.98

Vegetables

2.15 ± 0.91

Combined fruit and vegetables

3.58 ± 1.60


SD = standard deviation

Sharkey et al. BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:32   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-32

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