Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of 269 Hispanic mothers*

Characteristic

Total No. (%)

Mexico-bornNo. (%)

U.S.-born No. (%)

P


Marital status

<.001

Married

126 (47)

70 (56)

56 (39)

Live-in partner

53 (20)

29 (23)

24 (17)

Single/Widowed

69 (26)

22 (18)

47 (33)

Divorced/Separated

21 (8)

4 (3)

17 (12)

Age, years

.014

<25

69 (26)

21 (17)

48 (33)

25–28

68 (25)

32 (26)

36 (25)

29–34

65 (24)

36 (29)

29 (20)

≥35

67 (25)

36 (29)

31 (22)

Education

<.001

≤6th grade

36 (13)

36 (29)

0 (0)

>6th grade, <High school graduate

75 (28)

43 (34)

32 (22)

High school graduate/GED

95 (35)

30 (24)

65 (45)

Some college or vocational training

54 (20)

14 (11)

40 (28)

College graduate

9 (3)

2 (2)

7 (5)

Employment

.001

Employed consistently, full or part-time

156 (58)

58 (46)

98 (68)

Employed intermittently

32 (12)

17 (14)

15 (10)

Unemployed

81 (30)

50 (40)

31 (22)

Annual household income, U.S.$

.010

<12,000

44 (16)

29 (23)

15 (10)

12,000–18,999

65 (24)

35 (28)

30 (21)

19,000–24,999

54 (20)

22 (18)

32 (22)

25,000–34,999

58 (22)

23 (18)

35 (24)

≥35,000

48 (18)

16 (13)

32 (22)

Percent of U.S. federal poverty threshold

<.001

<100%

86 (34)

55 (48)

31 (23)

100–185%

80 (32)

39 (34)

41 (30)

>185%

84 (34)

21 (18)

63 (47)


GED = General equivalency diploma.

*Some strata do not sum to 269 because of missing data.

Column percent.

Includes one woman who self-identified as Mexican, but was born in Costa Rica.

Gonzales et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:265   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-265

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