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Table 1 Selected baseline characteristics for participants of the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study.

From: The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a longitudinal cohort study on health disparities in Puerto Rican adults: challenges and opportunities

Characteristica Men (N = 401) Women (N = 956)
  Ages 45-59 (N = 253) Ages 60-75 (N = 148) Ages 45-59 (N = 587) Ages 60-75 (N = 369)
Age (% within sex) 63.1 36.9 61.4 38.6
Education (≤ 8th grade) 34.8** 61.0 39.3** 65.5
Below the poverty level 49.6* 52.5* 58.2** 68.1
Currently workingb 32.3** 15.1* 22.6** 7.4
Residential stabilityc 35.1*;** 62.6 51.5** 58.9
Living alone 36.3* 41.5 26.6** 48.6
Length of residence in US 32.3 (11.1)** 42.2 (10.8)* 32.1 (11.7)** 36.0 (12.9)
Language-based acculturationd 32.5(23.7)*;** 24.1 (21.2)* 26.7 (22.7)** 14.4 (17.6)
Psychological acculturatione 19.2 (7.4)** 17.3 (6.2) 19.0 (6.8)** 16.8 (6.1)
  1. *P < 0.05, between sex, within age category
  2. **P < 0.05, between age categories, within sex
  3. a Reported as percent or mean (SD), except when noted
  4. b Response limited to participants who have held a paid job for more than 3 months
  5. c Defined as percent of participants with a length of residence ≥ 5 years in the same residence
  6. d Percent of English language use (0-100%)
  7. e Scale of 10-50, ranging from less acculturated to more acculturated