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Table 4 Prevalence of health behaviors by demographic characteristics, under and over age 50

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

Demographics
Characteristics
< 50 y.a.
(N = 718)
50 y.a.
(N = 836)
  Physical activity steps
mean (se)
Multivitamins
(6 +Days/Week)
Screened Physical activity steps
mean (se)
Multivitamins
(6 +Days/Week)
Overall 6647 (301) 17% 66% 4659 (184) 37%
Sex      
Male 8395 (388) 16% 68% 5721 (289) 33%
Female 6129 (165) 18% 66% 4188 (155) 39%
Race/Ethnicity      
Black 6560 (218) 18% 68% 3968 (188) 41%
White 8479 (651) 24% 63% 5481 (490) 45%
Hispanic 6537 (250) 16% 65% 5202 (238) 31%
Other 7533 (934) 21% 76% 5186 (859) 47%
Education      
Less than high school 6270 (408) 18% 70% 4651 (200) 35%
High school or equivalent 6733 (276) 14% 62% 4447 (309) 37%
Greater than high school 6755 (214) 19% 64% 4865 (276) 43%
Employment Status      
Working full-time 7768 (299) 16% 64% 7209 (480) 30%
Working part-time 7322 (360) 16% 68% 5680 (461) 49%
Disabled 4041 (269) 22% 72% 4710 (292) 34%
Not working 5761 (228) 18% 68% 3691 (161) 38%
Annual Household Income      
≤ $10,000 6134 (266) 18% 69% 4595 (222) 36%
$10,000-19,999 6361 (319) 17% 70% 4680 (310) 42%
≥ $20,000 7066 (276) 20% 66% 5409 (336) 37%
Native Language      
English 6648 (159) 18% 69% 4128 (184) 43%
Spanish 6532 (265) 17% 66% 5136 (238) 31%
Other 7393 (628) 16% 55% 5579 (529) 34%
Health Insurance      
None 7612 (908) 9% 55% 5953 (687) 27%
Public insurance only 6124 (207) 16% 67% 4413 (166) 36%
Private insurance only 7323 (269) 22% 64% 5603 (333) 39%
Public+ private 6159 (520) 17% 75% 3709 (617) 46%
Age; mean (se)   38 (0.7) 65 (0.3)   66 (0.5)