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Table 1 Characteristics of Proyecto MercadoFRESCO Sample (N = 1686)

From: Substantial improvements not seen in health behaviors following corner store conversions in two Latino food swamps

  Baseline Intervention Percent or Mean (SD) Baseline Comparison Percent or Mean (SD) Follow-up Intervention Percent or Mean (SD) Follow-up Comparison Percent or Mean (SD)
N = 313 N = 482 N = 323 N = 568
Characteristics
Sex
 Male 21.7 22.4 17.3 21.0
 Female 78.3 77.6 82.7 79.0
Age (Years) 44.4 (15.5) 44.3 (15.9) 47.1 (14.8) 46.4 (15.4)
Marital Statusa
 Single 23.6 21.8 22.4 21.9
 Married/With Partner 56.2 58.5 58.1 60.9
 Separated/Divorced/Widowed 20.1 19.7 19.6 17.3
Nativity
 U.S. Born 37.4 35.9 34.7 33.5
 Foreign Born 62.6 64.1 65.3 66.5
Mexican Heritageb
 Yes 89.2 84.9 95.3 88.5**
 No 10.8 15.1 4.7 11.5
Language Spoken at Home
 English Only 13.7 14.9** 12.7 8.6**
 English and Spanish 56.2 45.2 67.5 62.1
 Spanish Only 32.0 39.8 19.8 29.2
Language of Interview
 English 43.1 39.6 43.0 40.3
 Spanish 56.9 60.4 57.0 59.7
Education (years) 9.9 (4.1) 10.3 (3.9) 10.1 (4.3) 10.0 (4.1)
Food Assistancec
 Yes 26.8 31.5 28.2 31.5
 No 73.2 68.5 71.8 68.5
  1. NOTE: Some percentages may not sum to 100 due to rounding. Significant differences between intervention and comparison in categorical variables were tested at baseline and follow-up using chi-squared tests. Significant differences between intervention and comparison in continuous variables were tested at baseline and follow-up independent sample t-tests tests
  2. **p <0 .01
  3. aData were only available for 332 (99.8 %) for the follow-up intervention group and 567 (99.8 %) observations for the follow-up control group due to missing data
  4. bData were only available for 306 (97.8 %) for the baseline intervention group, 469 (97.3 %) observations for the baseline control group, 318 (98.4 %) for the follow-up intervention group, and 555 (97.7 %) for the follow-up control group due to missing data
  5. cParticipation in Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants or Children (WIC) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)