Table 3

Baseline characteristics of the Shape Program analytic sample (n = 189)
Variable N (percent)
Race/ethnicity
   Black or African American 189 (100.0)
   More than 1 race 11 (5.8)
Education
   Less than high school graduate 19 (10.0)
   High school graduate or GED 45 (23.8)
   Some college or vocational/trade school 83 (43.9)
   Associate degree 26 (13.8)
   College graduate or post graduate degree 13 (6.9)
   Unknown 3 (1.6)
Annual household income
   Under $10,000 - $29,999 139 (73.5)
   $30,000 - $39,999 24 (12.7)
   Over $40,000 24 (12.7)
   Unknown 2 (1.1)
People supported by this income: mean (SD) 3.2 (1.3)
Living under U.S. Census poverty threshold 62 (33.3)
Marital status
   Married 48 (25.4)
   Widowed, divorced, separated 44 (23.3)
   Never married 78 (41.3)
   Not married or living with partner 15 (7.9)
   Unknown 4 (2.1)
Current employment
   Yes 133 (70.4)
   No 53 (28.0)
   Unknown 3 (1.6)
Current smoker 58 (30.7)
Self-reported history of:
   Diabetes or prediabetes 23 (12.2)
   Hypertension or prehypertension 87 (46.0)
Meeting U.S Federal guidelines for physical activity using accelerometers 49 (31.6)
Depression score: mean (SD) 6.2 (4.9)
Depression score ≥ 10 38 (20.1)
Mean (SD)
Age (yrs) 35.4 (5.5)
Weight (kg) 81.2 (8.8)
BMI (kg/m2) 30.2 (2.6)
Waist circumference (cm) 97.8 (8.2)
Blood pressure: systolic (mmHg) 123.2 (14.8)
Blood pressure: diastolic (mmHg) 80.6 (11.0)
Lipids
   Triglycerides (mg/dL) 102.2 (47.5)
   LDL (mg/dL) 107.4 (34.2)
   HDL (mg/dL) 53.8 (16.1)
   Total cholesterol (mg/dL) 179.2 (37.3)
Fasting glucose (mg/dL) 105.1 (44.3)

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Foley et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:305   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-305

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