Table 1: Baseline demographic characteristics of study sample by group ().

CharacteristicIntervention groupControl group value
()()
(SD, %) (SD, %)

Age in years, mean (SD)53 (11.0)53.6 (12.2)
Gender
 Male16 (44.4)16 (47.1)
 Female20 (55.6)18 (52.9)
Years in US
 Born in US0 (0.0)1 (2.9)
 Immigrant: less than 8 years4 (11.1)7 (20.6)
 Immigrant: more than 8 years
32 (88.9)
26 (76.5)
Language fluency
 English as primary language6 (16.7)8 (22.2)
 English as second language25 (69.4)19 (52.8)
 Not fluent in English5 (13.9)7 (19.4)
Education
 High school3 (8.3)10 (27.8)
 Technical/associate’s degree1 (2.8)2 (5.6)
 Bachelor’s degree16 (44.4)14 (38.9)
 Graduate degree16 (44.4)8 (23.5)
Diet
 Vegan9 (25.0)5 (13.9)
 Lactovegetarian25 (69.4)28 (77.8)
 Ovolacto vegetarian2 (5.6)1 (2.8)
 Nonvegetarian0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
MDRF-IDRS
 Medium risk category12 (33.3)9 (26.4)
 High risk category24 (66.7)25 (73.6)
Marital status
 Married33 (91.7)33 (97.1)
 Widowed3 (8.3)1 (2.9)
Occupation
 Work full-time23 (63.9)
22 (61.1)
 Work part-time1 (2.8)4 (11.8)
 Retired4 (11.1)
5 (13.9)
 Go to school1 (2.8)0 (0.0)
 Home maker4 (11.1)2 (5.6)

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