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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristic of the sample (N = 294)

From: Measuring self-care in the general adult population: development and psychometric testing of the Self-Care Inventory

Variable N = 294
n (%)
Gender
 Female 221 (75.2)
 Male 69 (23.5)
 Non Binary 3 (1.0)
 Prefer not to answer 1 (0.3)
Age (n = 293)
 19–34 95 (32.4)
 35–49 62 (21.2)
 50–65 67 (22.9)
 > 65 69 (23.5)
Ethnicitya
 American Indian or Alaska Native 8 (2.7)
 Asian or Asian American 14 (4.8)
 Black or African American 20 (6.8)
 Hispanic, Latino, or Spanish Origin 13 (4.4)
 Middle Eastern or North African 4 (1.4)
 White 256 (87.1)
 Other 4 (1.4)
 Prefer not to answer 3 (1.0)
Education
 Less than High School 1 (0.3)
 High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED) 10 (3.4)
 Some College 30 (10.2)
 Associate Degree 15 (5.1)
 Bachelor Degree 112 (38.1)
 Master Degree 97 (33.0)
 Professional Degree (JD, MD) 8 (2.7)
 Doctoral Degree (PhD, EdD) 19 (6.5)
 Other 2 (0.7)
Finances
 Have more than enough to make ends meet 159 (54.1)
 Have enough to make ends meet 129 (43.9)
 Do not have enough to make ends meet 6 (2.0)
Presence of a chronic condition
 No 171 (58.2)
 Yes 123 (41.8)
Effect of chronic condition on daily life (N = 123)
 Not at all 8 (6.5)
 Minimal 79 (64.2)
 Moderate 30 (24.4)
 A lot 6 (4.9)
Chronic condition is (N = 123)
 Treated, well under control 70 (56.9)
 Treated, not quite under control 41 (33.3)
 Not Treated 12 (9.8)
  1. a Multiple answers possible