Table 1: Demographic characteristics among NHW, NHB, and MA adults, by period I (1988–1994) and period II (1999–2004).

Non-Hispanic WhiteNon-Hispanic BlackMexican American
NH 88–94
( = 6,028)
NH 99–04
( = 6,253)
NH 88–94
( = 4,009)
NH 99–04
( = 2,434)
NH 88–94
( = 3,734)
NH 99–04
( = 2,766)

SexMale48.348.444.543.951.6 53.1
Female51.751.655.556.148.446.9

Age, years25–3425.619.232.124.639.837.3
35–4425.023.729.027.528.529.1
45–5416.723.013.822.215.217.5
55–6414.014.512.213.39.08.6
65–7412.411.78.88.25.75.4
75–846.27.94.14.31.72.1

Education<HS20.113.832.933.459.555.0
HS34.827.636.924.422.219.6
>HS45.158.630.242.218.325.4

Values are percentages.
NH: NHANES, HS: high school.