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Table 2 Sociodemographic and health characteristics of the participants

From: The need to modify physical activity messages to better speak to older African American women: a pilot study

  Total Active focus group Inactive focus group
(n = 10) (n = 5) (n = 5)
Age (mean, SD) 66.7 (5.98) 64 (4.85) 69.4 (6.23)
Education (n)
 High School 2 2
 Some College 3 3
 College or more 5 2 3
Marital status (n)
 Married 5 3 2
 Divorced/Separated or widowed 5 2 3
Engaged in any religion (n)
 Yes 10 5 5
Children (n)
 Yes 9 5 4
Living status (n)
 Alone 3 1 2
 Someone live with me 7 4 3
Income (n)
 $ 20,000 – $ 29,999 1 1
 $ 30,000 – $ 39,999 4 4
 $ 40,000 – $ 49,999 1 1
 $ 50,000 and over 4 3 1
Self-reported health (n)
 Good 6 3 3
 Very good 4 2 2
Do you believe that one can improve health though exercise, balance diet, and stop smoking? (n)
 Yes 10 5 5
Chronic disease (n)
 0 3 2 1
 1 – 2 4 3 1
 ≥3 3 3
Medication (n)
 0 4 3 1
 1 – 2 4 2 2
 ≥3 2 2
Health Insurance (n)
 Yes 9 4 5
BMI (Kg/m2) 29.48 (3.84) 28.48 (4.07) 30.48 (3.76)
Difficult in ADL or IADL (n)
 Yesa 1 1
 No 9 5 4
  1. BMI Body mass index
  2. aParticipant reported some difficult in walking