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Table 1 Sociodemografic and general health characteristics of community health workers, Brazil, 2011

From: Association of knowledge, preventive counseling and personal health behaviors on physical activity and consumption of fruits or vegetables in community health workers

Variables Community health workers %
Gender  
 Men 10.8
 Women 89.2
Education (years of study)  
 Up to 8 years 7.8
 9 to 11 years 79.6
 12 years or more 12.6
Age  
 18 to 29 years old 28.3
 30 to 49 years old 61.3
 50 years or more 10.4
Skin Color*  
 White 39.0
 Non-white 61.0
Marital status  
 Single 24.2
 Married/Living with partners 66.9
 Widowed/Divorced/Separated 8.9
Self-report of health  
 Bad or very bad 20.1
 Good or very good 79.9
Smoking  
 Yes 7.4
 No 92.6
  1. *2 missing.