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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of college students by type of school attended, 2007 (n = 9,757)

From: Understanding young adult physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use in community colleges and 4-year post-secondary institutions: A cross-sectional analysis of epidemiological surveillance data

  2-year school 4-year school P-valuea
  N (%) N (%)  
Gender      0.08
Male 863 (32.3) 2,825 (39.9)  
Female 1,812 (67.7) 4,257 (60.1)  
Age      <0.001
<18 years 190 (7.1) 381 (5.4)  
19-20 years 750 (28.0) 2,394 (33.8)  
21-22 years 437 (16.3) 2,202 (31.1)  
23-24 years 243 (9.1) 745 (10.5)  
25-30 years 453 (16.9) 822 (11.6)  
31+ years 602 (22.5) 538 (7.6)  
Race/ethnicity      <0.001
White 2,373 (88.7) 6,066 (85.7)  
African American 64 (2.4) 103 (1.5)  
Asian 65 (2.4) 459 (6.5)  
Hispanic 20 (0.8) 70 (1.0)  
American Indian 49 (1.8) 53 (0.8)  
Other/Mixed 104 (3.9) 331 (4.7)  
Current residence      <0.001
Parent's home 804 (30.1) 609 (8.6)  
Rent 988 (36.9) 3,493 (49.3)  
Residence hall 27 (1.0) 2,108 (29.8)  
Own a house 751 (28.1) 691 (9.8)  
Other 105 (3.9) 181 (2.6)  
Employment Status      <0.001
0 hours 524 (30.3) 2,148 (19.6)  
1-9 hours 196 (20.3) 1,437 (7.3)  
10-19 hours 497 (22.7) 1,608 (18.6)  
20-29 hours 610 (15.3) 1,083 (22.8)  
30-39 hours 316 (4.8) 339 (11.8)  
40 hours 294 (3.1) 220 (11.0)  
More than 40 hours 236 (3.4) 243 (8.8)  
  1. a Difference between 2-year and 4-year schools; adjusted for school-based clustering