Table 1

Descriptive statistics by socio-demographic characteristics, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: United States, 2009

Characteristic/behavioral factor

Men (N = 158,770)

Women (N = 242,817)


n

% a

n

% a


Age group (years)

18-29

10,884

20.3

14,175

17.4

30-49

45,485

39.6

67,503

37.3

50-69

69,901

29.6

101,696

30.6

≥ 70

31,842

10.2

58,064

14.3

Race/ethnicity

White, non-Hispanic

127,416

68.2

190,829

69.8

Black, non-Hispanic

10,064

9.1

20,847

10.4

Hispanic

10,019

14.4

16,343

13.3

Educational level

< High school

14,261

10.5

21,997

9.6

High school

45,951

28.3

73,647

27.8

Some college

39,137

25.1

68,924

28.4

College graduate

59,176

35.9

77,931

34.1

Census region

Northeast

28,747

17.7

43,762

18.0

Midwest

38,326

21.8

57,265

22.0

South

45,803

36.0

77,513

36.2

West

43,258

23.2

59,690

22.4

Territory

2636

1.2

4587

1.3


a Weighted percentage; the percentages in each category may not add up to 100% because of missing data

Pan et al. Population Health Metrics 2011 9:56   doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-56

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