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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants (N = 25)

From: Qualitative study of knowledge, perception, behavior and barriers associated with cardiovascular disease risk among overweight and obese Hispanic taxi drivers of South Bronx, NYC

Age, years
 Mean ± SD48.7 ± 13.3
 Median (Range)53 (21–69)
Gender
 Male23 (92%)
 Female2 (8%)
Race
 White5 (20%)
 Black1 (4%)
 Other13 (52%)
 Refused6 (24%)
Body Mass Index, kg/m2
 Overweight (25.0–29.9)11 (44%)
 Obesity (≥30.0)14 (56%)
Marital Status
 Married10 (40%)
 Single5 (20%)
 Separated6 (24%)
 Widowed3 (12%)
 Unmarried Couple1 (4%)
Education
 Grade 1–84 (16%)
 Grade 9–114 (16%)
 Grade 12/GED13 (52%)
 College 1–3 Yrs.2 (8%)
 College 4 Yrs. or More2 (8%)
Annual Income
  < $29,00017 (68%)
  > $30,0005 (20%)
 Refused3 (12%)
 How Many Hours Do You Work Per Week?
 Mean ± SD56.5 ± 15.8
 Median (Range)58 (35–88)
Coexisting Medical Conditiona
 Hypertension11 (44%)
 Hypercholesterolaemia11 (44%)
 Diabetes5 (20%)
 Acute Myocardial Infarction4 (16%)
 Smoking History3 (12%)
  1. Data presented as n (%) unless otherwise noted. GED General Equivalency Diploma test, SD standard deviation. aEach n (%) based on overall sample size
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