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Table 2 Demographic Characteristics of Participants at Baseline

From: The counseling african americans to control hypertension (caatch) trial: baseline demographic, clinical, psychosocial, and behavioral characteristics

Characteristic Total
(n = 1,039)
Intervention Group
(n = 529)
Usual Care
Group
(n = 510)
p
Age in Years (mean ± sd; n = 1,026) 56.9 ± 12.1 56.7 ± 11.5 57.0 ± 12.8 0.72
Age ≥ 65 Years (%; n = 1,026) 26.5 26.8 26.2 0.85
Gender (%; n = 1,014)     
   Female 71.6 69.3 74.0 0.10
Ethnicity (%; n = 953)     
   Non-Hispanic 93.3 94.3 92.2 0.21
   Hispanic 6.7 5.7 7.8  
Place of Birth (%; n = 941)     
   USA 74.60 76.4 72.6 0.18
   Non-USA 25.40 23.6 27.4  
Marital Status (%; n = 953)     
   Separated/Divorced/Widowed 44.7 48.0 41.3 0.07
   Married 25.8 25.5 26.1  
   Never married 29.5 26.5 32.6  
Education Level (%; n = 956)     
   ≥ High School 62.4 59.9 65.2 0.14
   < High School 36.9 39.7 34.0  
   None 0.6 0.4 0.9  
Employment Status (%; n = 944)     
   Not employed 11.0 12.3 9.6 0.15
   Retired or Homemaker 55.2 57.1 53.2  
   Employed: Part-time 13.6 12.1 15.1  
   Employed: Full-time 20.2 18.5 22.1  
Income (%; n = 940)     
   < $20,000/year 72.4 78.6 65.8 < 0.01**
   ≥ $20,000/year 27.6 21.4 34.2  
Insurance Status (%; n = 917)     
   Medicaid 35.9 38.7 32.9 < 0.01**
   Medicare 12.6 12.6 12.8  
   Medicaid and Medicare 5.5 6.4 4.5  
   Private/HMO 19.0 13.8 24.4  
   None 7.4 11.3 3.4  
   Other# 19.6 17.2 22.1  
  1. Note. Data gathered through interview. #Category includes VA insurance; combination/multiple sources of coverage. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01