Table 1

Demographic characteristics of PHMC Sample

Demographic Variable

%

Total

(N = 9,553)

%

Males

(N = 3,137)

%

Females

(N = 6,416)


Age

18-39

26.8

25.1

27.6


40-64

50.7

53.4

49.4


>65

22.5

21.5

23


Race

White

65.7

71.1

63.1


African-American

21.1

16

23.6


Latino/Hispanic

10.6

9.6

11


Other

2.6

3.3

2.3


Income Threshold

Above

73.2

79.5

70.1


Below

26.8

20.5

29.9


Race X Income Categories

White, Not Poor

55.5

62.6

52.0


White, Poor

10.2

8.5

11.1


AA, Not Poor

11.6

9.7

12.5


AA, Poor

9.5

6.4

11.1


Latino, Not Poor

4.1

4.6

3.8


Latino, Poor

6.5

5

7.2


Other, Not Poor

2

2.6

1.7


Other, Poor

0.6

0.6

0.6


Education

<High school graduate

9.4

9

9.6


High school graduate

32.1

28.2

33.9


Some college

21.3

19.7

22.1


College graduate

22.4

24.5

21.3


Post college

14.9

18.6

13


Employment

Employed

59.3

66

56


Unemployed

5.1

4.7

5.3


Retired

22.4

21.9

22.6


Disabled

6.5

5.9

6.8


Other

6.7

1.5

9.3


Marital Status

Married

49

56.5

45.3


Living with partner

5

4.7

5.1


Single

22.5

23.3

22.1


Widow

11.5

5.9

14.2


Other

12

9.5

13.2


Sleep Quality

1 - Restless

9.6

7.2

10.8


2

8.5

8

8.8


3

23.9

22.4

24.6


4

26.1

29.2

24.6


5 - Restful

31.8

33.2

31.2


General Health

Excellent

31

32.3

30.3


Good

47.3

47.4

47.2


Fair

16.6

15.7

17


Poor

5.2

4.6

5.5


Mental Illness

Absent

85.5

89.5

83.5


Present

14.5

10.5

16.5


BMI

≤25

39.6

30.4

44.2


25-30

35.4

45.7

30.3


>30

25

23.9

25.5


Stress Levels

Low (1-2)

19.6

24.3

17.3


Mild (3-4)

20.2

22.9

18.9


Moderate (5-6)

27.4

25.8

28.2


High (7-8)

20.9

19.5

21.5


Very high (9-10)

11.9

7.6

14.1


Heavy Alcohol Use

No

95.6

92.1

97.3


Yes

4.4

7.9

2.7


Smoking

No

79.3

78.7

79.6


Yes

20.7

21.3

20.4


Patel et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:475   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-475

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