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Table 3 Preventive Health Behaviors of ncds among CCHC (2008–2011) and BRFSS (2009) Hispanics respondents

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

Preventive health behaviors CCHC BRFSS Difference Adjusted
n = 1408 n (%) n = 29942 n (%) (p value) (p-value1)
Smoke-free Living     
Smoker 186 (16.15) 4132 (14.72) 0.4493 0.3640
Non-smoker 1097 (83.9) 25383 (85.28)   
Meet PA Guidelines     
Yes 410 (33.3) 10982 (44.14) <0.0001 0.0186
No 970 (66.7) 15797 (55.86)   
Meet F&V Consumption Guidelines     
Yes 198 (14.8) 6358 (21.93) <0.0001 <0.0001
No 1024 (85.2) 21689 (78.07)   
Avoid Heavy Alcohol Use     
Heavy Use 50 (4.7) 884 (4.38) 0.6966 0.0656
No Heavy Use 1027 (95.3) 27538 (95.62)   
  1. 1Calculated adjusted p-values adjusting for age, educational attainment, employment, language, and insurance
  2. NCDs, non-communicable diseases; CCHC, Cameron County Hispanic Cohort; BRFSS, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System; PA, physical activity; F&V, fruits and vegetables