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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants

From: Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors across six African Immigrant Groups in Minnesota

   Country of origin groups
Characteristic Overall cohort Somali Ethiopia Liberia Sudan Kenya Others1
Females 470 (47.8) 211 (56) 121 (45.3) 58 (41.7) 34 (40.5) 20 (39.2) 26 (33.3)
Males 526 (52.8) 166 (44) 146 (54.7) 81 (58.3) 50 (59.5) 31 (60.8) 52 (66.7)
Age2 35.1 (13.3) 35 (13.9) 37.1 (14.3) 33.2 (13.7) 34.5 (8.7) 35.1 (13.2) 32.7 (9.9)
Length of Stay ≥5 Years 758 (76.2) 257 (68.2) 205 (76.8) 118 (84.9) 73 (88) 39 (76.5) 66 (84.6)
Understand English Well 765 (77.3) 232 (62.2) 202 (76.2) 138 (99.3) 73 (86.9) 49 (96.1) 71 (91)
Trouble Meeting Expenses (Never or Rarely) 590 (60) 278 (74.9) 196 (74.8) 31 (22.5) 37 (44) 22 (43.1) 26 (33.3)
Insurance Status No Insurance 54 (5.4) 16 (4.3) 18 (6.8) 4 (2.9) 10 (11.9) 1 (2) 5 (6.4)
  Private Insurance 543 (54.7) 129 (34.4) 149 (56) 123 (88.5) 38 (45.2) 43 (84.3) 61 (78.2)
Public Insurance 396 (39.9) 230 (61.3) 99 (37.2) 12 (8.6) 36 (42.9) 7 (13.7) 12 (15.4)
Total sample 996 (100) 377 (37.9) 267 (26.8) 139 (14) 84 (8.5) 51 (5.1) 78 (7.8)
  1. 1Other as a country of origin group represented individuals from (Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo/Zaire, Ghana, Eritrea, Sierra Leon, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda). This was done due to the small participant representation from each of these countries.
  2. 2Age is mean (SD) and all other values shown are n (%).