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Table 2 Characteristics of Baseline Participants as Compared to the Greater Springfield/Massachusetts Area; Proyecto Buena Salud, Western Massachusetts, 2006-2008.

From: Strategies for recruiting Hispanic women into a prospective cohort study of modifiable risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus

  Total Sample Greater Springfield/Massachusetts Area P-value
  Na % N %  
Total sample 851 100.0    
Age (years)b      
   16-24 586 69.7 356 61.9 0.02
   25-29 156 18.6 139 24.2  
   30-34 64 7.6 48 8.3  
   35-40c 35 4.2 32 5.6  
Educational statusb      
   <High school 366 47.3 274 45.8 0.83
   High school graduate 255 33.0 199 33.3  
   Some college/graduate 153 19.8 125 20.9  
Health insuranceb      
   Private insurance 12 1.6 68 11.4 < 0.01
   Public insurance 629 81.5 501 83.6  
   Other 93 12.1 19 3.2  
   Public and private insurance 4 0.5 0 0.0  
   No insurance 30 3.9 6 1.0  
   Don't know/refused 4 0.5 5 0.8  
Marital statusb      
   Single/divorced/separated/widowed 664 87.9 488 81.5 < 0.01
   Married 91 12.1 111 18.5  
Language preference for speaking/readingb      
   English 675 79.3 461 77.1 0.31
   Spanish 176 20.7 137 22.9  
Birthplaceb      
   Puerto Rico/Dominican Republicd 334 47.8 215 35.9 0.01
   United States 365 52.2 320 53.4  
   Other    64 10.7  
Pre-pregnancy alcohol consumptione      
   No 447 60.2 n/a 71.2 0.10
   Yes 295 39.8 n/a 28.8  
Pre-pregnancy cigarette smokingf      
   No 525 68.3 n/a 72.6 0.51
   Yes 244 31.7 n/a 27.4  
Early pregnancy cigarette smokingb      
   No 614 85.9 526 87.8 0.30
   Yes 101 14.1 73 12.2  
  1. aNumbers may not total to 851 due to missing data.
  2. bMassachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics, Research and Evaluation, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics. N = 599 pregnant Hispanic women in Springfield, MA, 2006.
  3. cMassachusetts Department of Public Health category age 35-39.
  4. dMassachusetts Department of Public Health response options: Puerto Rico/US Territory, US, Other.
  5. eMassachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics, Research, and Evaluation, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, N = 829 Hispanic females in MA, 2006.
  6. fMassachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Statistics, Research, and Evaluation, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, N = 843 Hispanic females in MA, 2006.