Table 1

Characteristics of the study sample

%

N

Missing (%)


Gender

Female

49

347

0.0

Male

51

316

Race

White

68

414

7.6

Black

11

119

Hispanic

13

103

Age, y

18-44

46

193

0.0

45-64

38

278

65+

16

192

Marital status

Married/living with partner

60

400

0.3

Single, never married

19

91

Separated/divorced

13

97

Widowed

8

73

Employment status

Employed full-time

45

283

0.0

Employed part-time

14

81

Retired

17

180

Other (e.g., homemaker, student)

24

119

Household income

Less than $30,000

34

206

0.0

$30,000 to less than $75,000

32

214

More than $75,000

33

243

Education

Less than high school

14

49

0.0

High school diploma

31

205

More than high school

55

408

BMI category

Healthy weight

38

241

5.6

Overweight

33

236

Obese

24

153

Weekly visits to fast food restaurants

None

29

234

0.5

1-2

51

314

3-4

13

74

5+

6

36


Notes: Numbers may not add up to 100% because of rounding. Data are weighted to be representative of the national population. The BMI categories are defined as follows: healthy weight (BMI, 18.5 to 24.9 kg/m2), overweight (BMI, 25.0 to 29.9 kg/m2), and obese (BMI, ≥ 30 kg/m2). Sample sizes vary across categories because of missing data.

Bleich and Pollack BMC Public Health 2010 10:121   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-121

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