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Table 1 Study population characteristics (North Texas Healthy Heart Study, N = 135)

From: Acculturation and self-reported health among Hispanics using a socio-behavioral model: the North Texas Healthy Heart Study

Characteristics Mexican-oriented
(n = 48)
Anglo-oriented
(n = 81)
p-value* Total
Self-Reported Health(%)    <0.01  
Excellent/Very Good/Good 53.2 78.3   62.6
Fair/Poor 46.8 21.7   37.4
Age mean (Standard deviation) 53.65 (7.2) 57.7 (8.0) <0.01 55.1 (7.8)
Gender(%)    0.36  
Female 63.0 70.8   65.9
Male 37.0 29.2   34.1
Education (%)    <0.01  
Less than High School 65.4 27.1   51.2
High School or Greater 34.6 72.9   48.8
Income (%)    0.05  
Below $20,000 45.9 27.9   39.3
$20,000 or Greater 54.1 72.1   60.7
Psychosocial Factors, mean (SD)     
Stress Score 14.3 (6.4) 14.4 (7.0) 0.94 14.4 (6.6)
Sense of Control Score 0.6 (0.5) 0.7 (0.5) 0.12 0.6 (0.5)
Social Support Score 1.8 (0.5) 1.7 (0.6) 0.61 1.8 (0.5)
Depression Score 13.7(10.5) 12.2 (10.3) 0.41 13.2 (10.4)
BMI, mean (SD) 31.1 (5.9) 32.1 (6.2) 0.40 31.5 (6.0)
Medical History (%)     
High Cholesterol    0.43  
Yes 24.7 18.8   77.5
No 75.3 81.3   22.5
Hypertension    0.05  
Yes 40.7 58.3   47.3
No 59.3 41.7   52.7
Diabetes Mellitus    0.53  
Yes 22.2 27.1   24.0
No 77.8 72.9   76.0
Healthcare Provider (%)    <0.01  
Yes 62.8 93.6   74.4
No 37.2 6.4   25.6
Health insurance (%)    <0.01  
Yes 48.8 87.5   63.3
No 51.3 12.5   36.7
  1. *Two-tailed tests