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Table 1 Sociodemographic and health risks among blacks in the MetSO cohort (foreign-born blacks and US-born blacks)

From: Effect of birthplace on cardiometabolic risk among blacks in the Metabolic Syndrome Outcome Study (MetSO)

Variables FBB USB Total sample
Age (years) 63.04 60.94 62.24
Sex (female)  % 69.1 68.1 68.7
Marital status  %
 Married 37.0 23.6 31.8
 Widowed 15.1 20.0 17.0
 Divorced 17.4 12.6 15.5
 Separated 10.6 9.0 10.0
 Never married 19.4 34.2 25.2
Education (< HS)  % 38.7 32.1 36.2
Family income (<10K) 45.5 40.3 43.5
Smoking history (yes)  % 19.0 47.1 29.2
Drinking (yes)  % 20.4 22.2 21.1
  1. Smoking history, “Have you ever had more than 100 cigarettes ever”
  2. Drinking, “In the past 30 days have you had at least one drink?”