Table 2

Age-adjusted socioeconomic status (SES) characteristics of Spanish-dominant, Bilingual, and English-dominant Latinos Aged 25–64 Years

Women

Men



SES Characteristics

Spanish-dominant

(n = 78)% (se)

Bilingual

(n = 99)% (se)

English-dominant

(n = 433)% (se)

Spanish-dominant

(n = 93)% (se)

Bilingual

(n = 87)% (se)

English-dominant

(n = 301)% (se)


Post-Secondary Education

No

< 12 yrs formal school

59.5 (6.8) ****, d

25.9 (4.8) ****

6.5 (1.4)

81.6 (4.2) ****, d

25.8 (5.5) ***

5.9 (1.4)

High school graduate

9.4

24.8

14.7

5.9

30.1

23.0

Yes

31.1 (6.5) ****, a

49.3 (5.6) ****

78.8 (2.1)

12.5 (3.6) ****, d

44.1 (6.0) ****

71.1 (3.0)

Some college/tech school

16.7

33.2

48.2

5.7

32.6

39.4

College graduate

14.4 (5.4) **

16.1 (4.1) **

30.6 (2.3)

6.8 (2.9)****

11.5 (3.2) ****

31.7 (3.0)

Household Income

≤ $25,000

33.7 (6.0) ****, a

15.7 (4.3)

8.9 (1.4)

33.6 (6.7) ****, b

12.7 (4.1)

5.0 (1.6)

$25,001–35,000

33.4

17.5

5.6

40.9

13.9

7.0

$35,001–50,000

18.1

18.4

18.5

13.6

26.2

19.2

≥ $50,000

14.7 (5.4) ****, d

48.4 (5.7) **

66.9 (2.5)

11.9 (3.5) ****, b

47.2 (6.2) **

68.8 (3.2)

$50,001–65,000

5.4

15.9

16.1

5.8

18.8

11.1

$65,001–80,000

3.5

20.6

15.3

6.1

11.0

19.4

> $80,000

5.9 (4.4) ****

11.9 (3.8) ****

35.6 (2.5)

< 0.1 (--)****, d

17.4 (4.5) ****

38.3 (3.1)


* p < 05; ** p < .01; *** p < 001; ****p < .0001 by t-test, Spanish-dominant and Bilingual compared to English-dominant.

a p < 05; b p < .01; c p < 001; d p < .0001 by t-test, Spanish-dominant compared to Bilingual

Gordon and Iribarren BMC Public Health 2008 8:305   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-305

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