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Table 2 Participant Characteristics

From: Strengthening community-clinical linkages to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in rural NC: feasibility phase of the CHANGE study

Characteristic (N = 105)N (%) or Mean (SD)
Race/ Ethnicity, %
 Non-Hispanic Black92 (87.6)
 Non-Hispanic White12 (11.4)
Female, %86 (81.9)
Age, y61.9 (10.5)
Education, %
 High school diploma or less56 (53.3)
 Some college26 (24.8)
 College degree (2-year or higher)23 (21.9)
Physiologic and Behavioral Characteristic, N (%) or Mean (SD)
 Current Smoker, %11 (10.5)
 Diagnosed hypercholesterolemia, %59 (56.2)
 Diagnosed hypertension, %83 (79.0)
 Systolic blood pressure, mm Hg (n = 94)136.6 (22.8)
 Diastolic blood pressure, mm Hg (n = 94)81.7 (12.2)
 Weight, lb. (n = 93)215.7 (60.7)
 Physical activity, minutes/week (n = 103)80.0 (122.9)
 Fruit & vegetable servings / d3.7 (1.7)
 Healthy fats, nuts servings / week1.8 (0.8)
 Sugar sweetened beverages / d1.2 (0.8)
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