Table 1

Sociodemographic data for the 80 respondents according to research phase
Characteristics Phase I N (%) Phase III N (%) TOTAL N
Gender
Male 19 (47.5) 27 (67.5) 46
Female 21 (52.5) 13 (32.5) 34
Education
Primary 4 (10.0) 4 (10.0) 8
High School 17 (42.5) 18 (45.0) 35
College 18 (45.0) 18 (45.0) 36
NR 1 (2.5) 0 (0) 1
Socioeconomic class1
A 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
B 11 (27.5) 4 (10.0) 15
C 28 (70.0) 24 (60.0) 52
D 1 (2.5) 9 (22.5) 10
E 0 (0) 3 (7.5) 3
Number of studies
1 24 (60.0) 26 (65.0) 50
2 1 (2.5) 11 (27.5) 12
3 9 (22.5) 2 (5.0) 11
4 or more 6 (15.0) 1 (2.5) 7
Age (years)
≤ 20 1 (2.5) 0 (0) 1
21 - 30 19 (47.5) 1 (2.5) 20
31 - 40 11 (27.5) 4 (10.0) 15
41 - 50 8 (20.0) 14 (35.0) 22
51 - 60 0 (0) 9 (22.5) 9
61 or more 0 (0) 12 (30.0) 12
NR 1 (2.5) 0 (0) 1

NR= No Response.

1A was the highest economic strata. Mean family income (MFI) at the E-level of the ABEP index is very low (below a 'living wage' level considered acceptable for families in the US), whereas a D-level family enjoys a MFI value roughly 1.5 times the E-level MFI. The C-level MFI is roughly 2–3 times the E-level value, A-level and B-level is approximately 27 times and 9 times the E-level MFI value respectively.

Nappo et al.

Nappo et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:19   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-19

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