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Table 1 Comparison of demographic and health variables for Puerto Rican, Mexican-American and non-Hispanic white breast cancer survivors

From: Comparing determinants of physical activity in Puerto Rican, Mexican-American, and non-Hispanic white breast cancer survivors

  Overall, M (SD) PR, M (SD) MA, M (SD) NHW, M (SD) p
Age 56.8 (11.0) 57.2 (12.2) 54.7 (9.3) 58.5 (11.1) 0.193
BMI 29.0 (5.7) 29.4 (3.8) 29.8 (7.0) 27.7 (5.5) 0.138
Waist-to-hip ratio 0.81 (0.06) 0.83 (0.06) 0.82 (0.06) 0.79 (0.05) 0.003*
Comorbidity 2.1 (1.7) 2.3 (1.6) 1.9 (1.4) 2.1 (2.0) 0.450
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Education
 No high school 31 (20.7) 14 (28.0) 17 (34.0) 0 (0.0)
 High school 23 (15.3) 12 (24.0) 6 (26.1) 5 (10.0)
 Some college 44 (29.3) 8 (16.0) 16 (32.0) 20 (40.0)
 Bachelor’s degree 28 (18.7) 11 (22.0) 8 (16.0) 9 (18.0)
 Post bachelor’s degree 24 (16.0) 5 (10.0) 3 (6.0) 16 (32.0)
Employment status
 Full time 58 (38.9) 13 (26.0) 21 (42.0) 24 (48.0)
 Part time 10 (6.7) 0 (0) 7 (14.0) 7 (6.0)
 Not employed for pay 14 (9.4) 6 (12.0) 6 (12.0) 2 (4.0)
 Homemaker 39 (26.2) 20 (40.0) 13 (26.0) 6 (12.0)
 Retired/volunteer 28 (18.8) 10 (20.0) 3 (6.0) 13 (26.0)
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  1. PR Hispanic Puerto Rican participants, MA Hispanic Mexican-American participants, NHW non-Hispanic white participants, SD standard deviation.
  2. * PR > NHW, (p = 0.006); MA > NHW, (p = 0.026).