Table 1

Study population characteristics (North Texas Healthy Heart Study, N = 135)

Characteristics

Mexican-oriented

(n = 48)

Anglo-oriented

(n = 81)

p-value*

Total


Self-Reported Health(%)

<0.01

Excellent/Very Good/Good

53.2

78.3

62.6

Fair/Poor

46.8

21.7

37.4


Age mean (Standard deviation)

53.65 (7.2)

57.7 (8.0)

<0.01

55.1 (7.8)


Gender(%)

0.36

Female

63.0

70.8

65.9

Male

37.0

29.2

34.1


Education (%)

<0.01

Less than High School

65.4

27.1

51.2

High School or Greater

34.6

72.9

48.8


Income (%)

0.05

Below $20,000

45.9

27.9

39.3

$20,000 or Greater

54.1

72.1

60.7


Psychosocial Factors, mean (SD)

Stress Score

14.3 (6.4)

14.4 (7.0)

0.94

14.4 (6.6)

Sense of Control Score

0.6 (0.5)

0.7 (0.5)

0.12

0.6 (0.5)

Social Support Score

1.8 (0.5)

1.7 (0.6)

0.61

1.8 (0.5)

Depression Score

13.7(10.5)

12.2 (10.3)

0.41

13.2 (10.4)


BMI, mean (SD)

31.1 (5.9)

32.1 (6.2)

0.40

31.5 (6.0)


Medical History (%)

High Cholesterol

0.43

Yes

24.7

18.8

77.5

No

75.3

81.3

22.5

Hypertension

0.05

Yes

40.7

58.3

47.3

No

59.3

41.7

52.7

Diabetes Mellitus

0.53

Yes

22.2

27.1

24.0

No

77.8

72.9

76.0


Healthcare Provider (%)

<0.01

Yes

62.8

93.6

74.4

No

37.2

6.4

25.6


Health insurance (%)

<0.01

Yes

48.8

87.5

63.3

No

51.3

12.5

36.7


*Two-tailed tests

Johnson et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:53   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-53

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