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
( )
Hispanics
( )

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
 Respondent71.698.9
 Child52.267.5
SNAP participation84.820.3
Work first participation56.56.5
Education
 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
 Unemployed16.52.6
Access to transportation
 Yes, whenever68.162.8
 Most of the time23.137.2
 Very limited8.80.0

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