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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of pergeriatric patients*

From: Health related quality of life in pregeriatric patients with chronic diseases at urban, public supported clinics

Characteristics Patients
  All (n = 316) Men (n = 149) Women (n = 167) P Value*
Age, y† 60.3 (4.8) 60.7 (5.4) 60.0 (4.0) 0.16
Ethnicity     0.56
   Non-Hispanic White 60 (18.9) 26 (17.4) 34 (20.4)  
   African-American 167 (52.8) 76 (51.0) 91 (54.5)  
   Hispanic 82 (25.9) 42 (28.2) 40 (24.0)  
   Others 7 (2.2) 5 (3.4) 2 (1.2)  
US born 266 (84.2) 124 (83.2) 142 (85.0) 0.66
Education level     0.21
   Less than high school 100 (31.6) 50 (33.6) 50 (29.9)  
   High school 159 (50.3) 77 (51.7) 82 (49.1)  
   Some college or higher 57 (18.0) 22 (14.8) 35 (21.0)  
Employed 87 (27.5) 41 (27.5) 46 (27.5) 0.99
Household income level     0.40
   ≤$ 5,000 58 (18.4) 25 (16.8) 33 (19.8)  
   $ 5,000 – $ 10,000 131 (41.5) 61 (40.9) 70 (41.9)  
   $ 10,000 – $ 20,000 108 (34.2) 53 (35.6) 55 (32.9)  
   >$ 20,000 19 (6.0) 10 (6.7) 9 (5.4)  
  1. * Values are presented as number (percentage) unless otherwise indicated. † Data given as mean (SD).