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Table 3 Social contextual 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

Social Contextual
Characteristics
Unweighted sample size
(N = 1554)
%
Racial/ethnic discrimination   
Ever 520 48%
Never 535 52%
Perceived daytime safety   
Safe 1118 80%
A little unsafe 228 16%
Unsafe 57 4%
Perceived nighttime safety   
Safe 478 37%
A little unsafe 451 33%
Unsafe 423 30%
Social norms for CRC screening   
Most or all 117 8%
Some 227 15%
Few or none 587 37%
No answer/DK 623 40%
Social norms for physical activity   
Most or all 233 15%
Some 436 29%
Few or none 546 35%
No answer/DK 339 21%
Role conflict   
Yes 517 33%
No 885 57%
No answer/DK 152 10%
Neighborhood resources   
Strongly agree/somewhat agree 1302 84%
Strongly disagree/somewhat disagree 98 6%
No answer/DK 154 10%
TV use (hours/day)   
0 128 8%
> 0 to 2 402 26%
> 2 to 4 516 34%
> 4 to 6 264 17%
> 6 240 14%
Computer ownership   
Yes 724 48%
No 715 45%
Mental health status (downhearted and blue)   
A little, some, most or all of the time 925 63%
Rarely or not at all 536 37%
Health status (physical health restricts exercise)   
Yes 692 45%
No 861 55%
  Mean (SE)
Social ties/networks (0-4) 2.66 (0.02)
Social support (0-5) 4.40 (0.03)
Role responsibilities (0-3) 1.41 (0.02)
Social cohesion (1-4) 2.49 (0.02)
  1. *Percents are based on weighted values except where noted