Table 1

Demographics by race and gender
Variable Overall White N = 1676 Black N = 705 P value Men N = 1056 Women N = 1325 P value
Age 56.2 (15.1)a 57.4 (15.4) 53.2 (14.2) <.0001 56.3 (14.7) 56.1 (15.4) =.8019
Education
1. 8th grade or less 1 = 2% 1 = 2% 1 = 4% <.0001 1 = 3% 1 = 2% =.0001
2. Some HS 2 = 7% 2 = 5% 2 = 13% 2 = 8% 2 = 6%
3. Completed HSb 3 = 27% 3 = 25% 3 = 32% 3 = 28% 3 = 26%
4. Some college 4 = 30% 4 = 31% 4 = 26% 4 = 25% 4 = 33%
5. College graduate 5 = 16% 5 = 18% 5 = 11% 5 = 16% 5 = 17%
6. Post-graduate 6 = 18% 6 = 19% 6 = 14% 6 = 20% 6 = 16%
Financial security (range 0–2) 1.12 (0.59) 1.21 (0.59) 0.89 (0.59) <.0001 1.17 (0.60) 1.07 (0.58) =.0001
Health literacy (range 0–3) 2.36 (0.73) 2.41 (0.71) 2.24 (0.80) <.0001 2.34 (0.78) 2.38 (0.69) =.1305
Depression (range 0–3) 0.64 (0.55) 0.62 (0.56) 0.70 (0.51) =.0007 0.61 (0.52) 0.67 (0.57) =.0020
Tobacco use
1. Never 1 = 53% 1 = 48% 1 = 67% <.0001 1 = 45% 1 = 60% <.0001
2. Former 2 = 30% 2 = 35% 2 = 17% 2 = 36% 2 = 25%
3. Current 3 = 17% 3 = 17% 3 = 16% 3 = 19% 3 = 16%

aStandard deviations for continuous variables are shown in parentheses.

bCompleted high school or general educational development (GED).

Logan et al.

Logan et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:906   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-906

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