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Table 1 Percent Obese by Socioeconomic Characteristics of Sample (N = 747)

From: Frequency of alcohol use and obesity in community medicine patients

  Overall Not Obese Obese p-value
  % (#) % %  
Gender%     0.734
   Male 19.46 (144) 61.11 38.89  
   Female 80.45 (596) 59.56 40.44  
Age group%     0.004
   Under 35 36.44 (270) 66.67 33.33  
   35–45 19.57 (145) 56.55 43.45  
   46–55 18.89 (140) 48.57 51.43  
   56–65 12.42 (92) 56.52 43.48  
   Over 65 12.69 (94) 65.96 34.04  
Race/ethnicity%     0.367
   non-Hispanic White 67.40 (490) 61.22 38.78  
   Hispanic 23.93 (174) 56.90 43.10  
   Black 7.29 (53) 50.94 49.06  
   Other 1.38 (10) 70.00 30.00  
Marital status%     0.145
   Married 52.94 (234) 62.57 37.43  
   Single 47.46 (140) 57.30 42.70  
Educational status%     0.148
   < high school degree 8.67 (35) 54.69 45.31  
   high school degree 36.86 (272) 64.71 35.29  
   Some college 38.48 (284) 55.99 44.01  
   college graduate 15.99 (118) 61.86 38.14  
Number of persons living in the home%     0.956
   Just me 16.21 (119) 60.50 39.50  
   One additional person 26.29 (193) 60.62 39.38  
   Two or more 57.49 (422) 59.48 40.52  
Number of places to walk%     0.023
   None 29.91 (210) 52.38 47.62  
   One place 15.95 (112) 60.71 39.29  
   Two or more 54.13 (380) 63.95 36.05  
Worried about having enough food%     0.033
   Yes 26.91 (194) 53.09 46.91  
   No 73.09 (527) 61.86 38.14