Journal of Obesity / 2013 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Are Nutrition Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs Associated with Obesity among Low-Income Hispanic and African American Women Caretakers?

Table 2

Demographic characteristics of African American and Hispanic women.

VariableAfrican Americans
( )
( )

Age (years)28.8 ± 9.129.2 ± 6.6
Monthly income ( )1332.9 ± 728.4685.0 ± 779.8
Family size4.3 ± 1.75.1 ± 1.5


Head of household87.018.4
WIC participation
SNAP participation84.820.3
Work first participation56.56.5
 Eighth grade or less2.258.5
 Some high school22.819.9
 High school graduate or more75.019.8
 No response0.01.9
Employment status
 Employed full-time19.821.4
 Employed part-time12.110.3
 Full time homemaker/caretaker51.660.1
Access to transportation
 Yes, whenever68.162.8
 Most of the time23.137.2
 Very limited8.80.0

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