Table 1

Socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of Native American women participants and their male partners

Characteristic

Participants (n = 312)

Male Partners (n = 273)


Age, y, median (range)

26 (14–48)

27 (15–55)


Length of relationship, mos, median (range)a

48 (3–264)

...


Relationship status, %

Married/common law

48.1

...

Steady boyfriend

26.0

Separated/divorced

20.2

Single

5.8


Pregnant in past 12 months, %

57.7

...


Race/Ethnicity, %

Native American

100.0

41.0

White, non-Hispanic

0.0

31.9

African American

0.0

10.3

Hispanic

0.0

10.3

Other/unknown

0.0

6.6


Education, %

< High school graduate

28.8

27.8

High school graduate

40.7

44.3

Any college or vocational training

30.4

23.4

Unknown

0.0

4.4


Employment status, %

Employed full time

29.5

59.0

Employed part time

14.7

13.9

Unemployed

49.4

18.0

Student full time

6.4

4.8

Unknown

0.0

4.4


Received public assistanceb in past 12 months, %

43.9

...


No. in household, median (range)

4 (1–11)

...


Poverty level, %

≤ 50%

30.1

...

51–100%

43.3

101–185%

17.0

> 185%

3.5

Unknown

6.1


No home telephone, %

35.7


Ellipses (...) = not applicable. aAmong women with a relationship in past 12 months (n = 273). bIncludes food stamps and/or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or welfare.

Malcoe et al. BMC Medicine 2004 2:20   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-2-20

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