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Table 2 Demographic and health behavior characteristics of the study population

From: Colorectal cancer prevention for low-income, sociodemographically-diverse adults in public housing: baseline findings of a randomized controlled trial

Demographics
Characteristics
Unweighted
sample size
(N = 1554)
% *
Sex   
Male 421 26%
Female 1133 74%
Race/ethnicity   
Black 793 48%
White 71 5%
Hispanic 630 44%
Other 50 3%
Marital status   
Married 376 25%
Not married 1063 68%
Education   
Less than high school 617 39%
High school or equivalent 427 26%
Greater than high school 505 32%
Employment status   
Working full-time 330 22%
Working part-time 206 14%
Disabled 317 23%
Not working 600 41%
Yearly household income   
≤ $10,000 541 43%
$10,000-19,999 391 31%
≥ $20,000 337 26%
Poverty status   
Above poverty level 724 51%
Below poverty level 684 49%
Financial situation   
Comfortable with some extras 361 23%
Enough but no extras 461 29%
Have to cut back 377 26%
Cannot make ends meet 211 13%
English native language   
Yes 866 47%
No 686 52%
Immigrant   
Yes 700 48%
No 852 52%
Regular health care provider   
Yes 1343 87%
No 203 13%
Health insurance   
None 65 4%
Public Insurance Only 1012 66%
Private insurance only 388 25%
Public+ Private 80 5%
Current with CRC screening (≥ 50 only)   
Yes 563 67%
No 273 33%
CRC test (≥ 50 only)   
FOBT 215 24%
Sigmoidoscopy 125 14%
Colonoscopy 453 54%
Intention to get screened (< 50 only)   
Yes 411 66%
No 211 34%
Takes multivitamins (days/week)   
< 6 1105 72%
≥ 6 449 28%
Age; mean (se) 50.7 (0.4)
Steps/day; mean (se) 5648 (22.0)
Body mass index (se) 30 (0.3)
  1. *Percents are based on weighted values except where noted