Table 1

Demographic characteristics of full and restricted analytic sample, ages 18–64, NHANES, 1988–2001

Full sample (n = 14,798)

Restricted analytic sample (n = 11,733)

percent

std error

percent

std error


Age

18–24

17

0.6

18

0.6

26–44

53

0.9

55

1.0

45–64

30

0.8

28

0.9

Gender

Men

49

0.4

49

0.5

Women

51

0.4

51

0.5

Race/ethnicity

White

74

1

75

1

Black

12

0.6

11

0.6

Mexican-American

6

0.5

6

0.5

Other

8

0.9

8

1

Marital status

married/living as

64

0.9

64

0.9

not married/not living as

36

0.9

36

0.9

Education

< high school

23

1

22

1

high school

35

0.8

34

0.8

> high school

42

1

44

1

Occupation

white collar and professional

24

0.9

25

0.9

white collar, semi-routine

23

0.7

23

0.7

blue collar, high skill

12

0.5

12

0.5

blue collar, semi-routine

39

0.8

38

0.9

never worked

3

0.3

3

0.3

Income (equivalized for family size)

< 50% median

22

1

21

1

50–100% median

31

1

30

1

> median

47

2

49

2

% below poverty

11

0.7

11

0.8

% poverty to 184% poverty

16

0.8

15

0.8

185% poverty to median income*

25

1

25

1

> median*

47

2

49

2

Work and health

not currently in labor force

25

0.7

21

0.7

employment affected by health

10

0.4

0

-

death with <1 year follow-up

0.3

0.07

0

-


*median income is equal to 322% of the poverty line

Rehkopf et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:383   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-383

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