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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of CCHC (2008–2011) and BRFSS (2009) Hispanic respondents

From: Non-communicable diseases and preventive health behaviors: a comparison of Hispanics nationally and those living along the US-Mexico border

  CCHC BRFSS Difference
n = 1408 n (%) or Mean ± SE n = 29942 n (%) or Mean ± SE (p value)
All Participants
Mean Age 47.22 ± 1.0 40.47 ± 0.2 <0.0001
Gender    
Male 446 (41.7) 10817 (50.3) 0.0004
Female 961 (58.3) 19125 (49.7)  
Educational Attainment    
High School Diploma 635 (52.1) 20639 (68.8) <0.0001
< High School Diploma 772 (47.9) 9064 (31.2)  
Employment    
Employed 680 (47.6) 14552 (55.0) 0.0041
Unemployed 727 (52.4) 15129 (45.0)  
Language    
English 295 (26.7) 15098 (52.6) <0.0001
Spanish 1093 (73.3) 12362 (47.4)  
Insurance    
Insured 435 (38.5) 16907 (65.2) <0.0001
Uninsured 961 (61.5) 7144 (34.8)  
Males
Mean Age 45.3 ± 1.6 39.7 ± 0.3 0.0019
Less than H.S. graduate 213 (43.3) 3244 (31.5) 0.0049
Currently employed 299 (63.8) 6398 (65.6) 0.6493
Surveyed in Spanish 325 (67.3) 4394 (46.9) <0.0001
Has insurance 162 (38.8) 6033 (63.6) <0.0001
Females
Mean Age 48.6 ± 1.3 41.2 ± 0.2 <0.0001
Less than H.S. graduate 559 (51.2) 5820 (31.0) <0.0001
Currently employed 381 (36.0) 8154 (44.3) 0.0017
Surveyed in Spanish 768 (77.6) 7968 (47.8) <0.0001
Has insurance 273 (38.3) 10874 (66.9) <0.0001
  1. CCHC, Cameron County Hispanic Cohort; BRFSS, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System