Table 1

Characteristics of the 1999–2002 NHANES sample of US adolescents

Demographic Factors

N = 5306

Weighted Percent


Age

11–15 years old

2919

56

16–19 years old

2387

44

Gender

Female

2672

49

Male

2634

51

Race/Ethnicity

Non-Hispanic White

1375

61

Non-Hispanic Black

1575

15

Mexican American

1956

11

All others

400

14

Family income

< $15,000

1212

20

$15,000 – $34,999

1510

25

$35,000 – $64,999

1096

25

>$65,000

939

28

Refused or don't know

187

3

Clinical Factors

Health status

Excellent/very good

3320

71

Good

1515

23

Poor/fair

468

6

Prescription medication user

No

4203

73

Yes

1101

27

Individual conditions

Asthma

815

16

ADHD

356

9

Hayfever

583

13

Headache

1290

23

Obesity

650

10


Gardiner et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2008 8:9   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-8-9

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