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Table 1 Descriptive Sample Characteristics by 2000 Employment Status

From: Smoking, drinking and body weight after re-employment: does unemployment experience and compensation make a difference?

  Continuously employed
(N = 3,321)
Experienced unemployment with compensation
(N = 51)
Experienced unemployment without Compensation
(N = 79)
Mean Age in 2001
(Median, SD)
43.5
(43.0, 9.9)
40.6
(40.5, 9.5)
40.4
(40.0, 10.1)
Weeks unemployed in 2000, Mean
(Median, SD)
0
(0, 0)
11.4
(8.0, 9.0)
8.2
(4.5, 8.2)
% Women 19.2% 27.1% 28.2%
%African American 25.6% 31.3% 34.6%
Individual labor earnings 1999: Mean $45,319 $37,589 $27,980
(Median, SD) (35,000, 45,692) (29,368, 30,832) (22,750, 20,581)
Hours worked in 1999: Mean 2,327 2,259 2,139
1999 Baseline Drinking, Smoking and Weight:*    
   % Did not drink alcohol in 1999 33.% 33% 30%
Mean drinking (if drinker) category
(Median, SD)
1.4
(1, 0.6)
1.3
(1, 0.6)
1.7
(2, 0.5)
   % Did not smoke in 1999 78% 78% 74%
Mean #cigarettes (if smoker) per day
(Median, SD)
16.3
(15.0, 10.6)
16.3
(20.0, 10.1)
20.8
(20.0, 12.0)
Mean BMI in 1999
(Median, SD)
27.3
(26.6, 4.6)
27.3
(27.7, 4.7)
27.7
(26.6, 5.5)
  1. SD = standard deviation. *None of the differences in drinking, smoking, and body weight were statistically significant in a GLM analysis controlling for age, gender and ethnicity