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Table 1 Demographic and lifestyle characteristics of 12,105 women participating in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study, stratified by race and geographic region1

From: Race and region have independent and synergistic effects on dietary intakes in black and white women

Demographic and lifestyle characteristics Stroke Buckle Stroke Belt Other
(non-stroke buckle or belt)
Pvalue between regions
  Black
(n = 971)
White
(n = 1,905)
P
value
Black
(n = 1,600)
White
(n = 2,603)
P
value
Black
(n = 2,237)
White
(n = 2,789)
P
value
 
Age, y, mean ± SD 62.2 ± 8.9 64.4 ± 9.4 <0.001 62.4 ± 8.7 64.5 ± 9.2 <0.001 64.5 ± 9.0 65.0 ± 9.6 0.06 <0.001
Post-menopausal, % 85.0 88.8 0.003 85.7 89.3 <0.001 88.4 90.2 0.03 0.04
Hormone use, % 46.5 68.8 <0.001 52.1 69.6 <0.001 45.8 60.5 <0.001 <0.001
Multivitamin use, % 40.7 51.1 <0.001 43.3 52.9 <0.001 43.3 57.2 <0.001 0.01
Income, %    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001 <0.001
<$25,000 40.9 23.6   45.3 26.5   37.3 23.3   
$25,000-$50,000 30.4 30.3   27.5 31.5   30.3 29.5   
$50,000-$75,000 9.0 14.0   9.7 12.5   11.7 14.2   
≥$75,000 5.7 17.1   5.2 14.4   8.4 17.7   
Education, %    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001 <0.001
< High school 19.3 7.6   19.6 8.4   12.1 4.8   
High school graduate 29.2 29.5   27.4 29.9   27.4 25.2   
Some college 25.3 28.7   25.8 29.6   32.5 29.5   
College degree or higher 26.1 34.2   27.3 32.1   28.1 40.6   
Marital status, %    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001 <0.001
Single 8.0 2.2   8.8 3.0   10.1 5.9   
Married 39.7 60.2   38.7 57.0   28.0 50.6   
Divorced 19.5 13.3   21.4 14.7   28.2 17.8   
Widow 27.1 23.3   27.4 24.5   29.5 24.8   
Other 5.7 0.9   3.7 0.8   4.2 0.9   
Smoking, %    <0.001    0.005    <0.001 <0.001
Current 11.0 13.3   17.0 13.4   17.5 12.1   
Never 61.2 53.3   53.3 54.9   45.8 53.4   
Former 27.9 33.4   29.6 31.7   36.7 34.5   
Physical activity, %    0.22    0.04    <0.001 0.24
0 times/wk 37.8 36.7   41.2 37.6   40.3 34.3   
1-3 times/wk 38.1 36.2   36.0 36.8   36.4 37.2   
4 or more times/wk 24.2 27.2   22.8 25.7   23.3 28.5   
Television viewing, %    <0.001    <0.001    <0.001 0.04
0 h/wk 0.2 0.8   0.6 1.0   0.6 1.1   
1-6 h/wk 13.5 13.6   14.0 13.6   12.1 14.8   
1 h/d 3.3 7.3   3.1 7.5   2.6 8.2   
2-3 h/d 41.0 53.5   36.1 51.7   38.7 51.1   
>3 h/d 42.1 24.8   46.2 26.4   46.1 24.8   
  1. 1Differences within (black vs. white) and between regions (Stroke Buckle vs. Stroke Belt vs. Other) were examined using t tests for continuous variables (age) and chi-square for categorical variables