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Table 1 Participants' Sociodemographic Data

From: Cardiovascular risk factors among Chamorros

Participants' Characteristics BRFSS results for Chamorro Men n = 100 (%) BRFSS Results for Chamorro Women n = 128 (%) Total n = 228 (%)
Age Range 18–39 31 (31.0%) 22 (17.2%) 53 (23.2%)
  40–65 39 (39.0%) 69 (53.9%) 108 (47.4%)
  66+ 21 (21.0%) 23 (18.0%) 44 (19.3%)
  Refused 9 (9.0%) 14 (10.9%) 23 (10.1%)
Marriage Status Married 56 (56.0%) 84 (65.6%) 140 (61.4%)
  Not Married* 37 (37.0%) 43 (33.6%) 80 (35.1%)
  Refused 7 (7.0%) 1 (0.8%) 8 (3.5%)
Number of children in household None 62 (62.0%) 80 (62.5%) 142 (62.3%)
  Any children 37 (37.0%) 47 (36.7%) 84 (36.8%)
  Refused 1 (1.0%) 1 (0.8%) 2 (0.9%)
Education Completed Less than HS 1 (1.0%) 5 (3.9%) 6 (2.6 %)
  HS or GED 28 (28.0%) 53 (41.4%) 81 (35.5 %)
  College 1–3 yrs 58 (58.0%) 54 (42.2%) 112 (49.1%)
  College 4 yrs + 12 (12.0%) 16 (12.5%) 28 (12.3%)
Employment Status Employed/Self Employed 63 (63.0%) 57 (44.5%) 120 (52.6%)
  Unemployed 37 (37%) 71 (55.5%) 108 (47.4%)
Household Income Less than 15 K 1 (1.0%) 5 (3.9%) 6 (2.6%)
  15 K – 25 K 4 (4.0%) 15 (11.7%) 19 (8.3%)
  25 K – 35 K 5 (5.0%) 8 (6.3%) 13 (5.7%)
  35 K – 50 K 11 (11.0%) 16 (12.5%) 27 (11.8%)
  50 K + 12 (12.0%) 36 (28.1%) 48 (21.1%)
  Don't know/not sure/refused 67 (67.0%) 48 (37.5%) 115 (50.4%)
Health Coverage*** Yes 91 (91.0%) 122 (95.3%) 213 (93.4%)
  No 9 (9.0%) 6 (4.7%) 15 (6.6%)
Self-Rated Health Status Excellent/very good 56 (56%) 51 (39.8%) 107 (46.9%)
  Good 26 (26%) 45 (35.2%) 71 (31.1%)
  Fair/Poor 18 (18%) 31 (24.2%) 49 (21.5%)
  1. *Not married – divorced, widowed, separated, never married, member of an unmarried couple
  2. **Unemployed – out of work, homemaker, student, retired, unable to work
  3. ***Health coverage – health insurance, prepaid plans, or government plans such as Medicare