Table 1

Characteristics of the respondents to the two surveys
Variable N = 1,041 N (%)
Age (years)
18-29 125 (11.94)
30-39 134 (12.82)
40-49 209 (19.98)
50-59 273 (26.11)
60-69 185 (17.7)
70-79 87 (8.31)
80+ 33 (3.16)
Gender
Male 378 (36.33)
Female 663 (63.68)
Ethnicity
White 708 (68)
Black 139 (13.36)
Hispanic 75 (7.23)
Asian 66 (6.34)
Other 53 (5.09)
Highest education attained
Some HS 39 (3.76)
Completed HS 176 (16.9)
Some college 275 (26.4)
Bachelor degree 279 (26.80)
Graduate degree 272 (26.15)
Marital status
Single 224 (21.34)
Married 667 (63.61)
Separated/divorced 106 (10.11)
Widowed 52 (4.96)
Religion
Protestant 116 (11.30)
Catholic 513 (49.96)
Jewish 171 (16.66)
Other 159 (15.48)
None 69 (6.62)
Have children
Yes 771 (74.87)
No 259 (25.14)
Major illness in 1stdegree relative
Yes 608 (58.74)
No 395 (38.17)
Don’t know 32 (3.1)
Ever donated blood
Yes 556 ( 53.43)
No 399 (38.32)
Tried, but I was not accepted 86 (8.23)

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