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Table 2 Description of focus group participants (n = 148)

From: Increasing access to healthful foods: a qualitative study with residents of low-income communities

  Number Percent
Gender   
Female 107 85%
Male 41 15%
Ethnicity/Race   
Black or African American 25 16.89%
Hispanic or Latino 94 63.51%
White 24 16.22%
Other 5 3.38%
Language spoken at home   
Spanish 80 54.05%
English 65 43.92%
Other 2 1.35%
I don’t know 1 0.68%
Marital Status   
Married 72 48.65%
Separated or divorced 30 20.27%
Single, never married 34 22.97%
Widowed 12 8.11%
Highest Level of Education   
Less than 12 years 44 29.73%
High school graduate/GED 47 31.76%
Some college 23 15.54%
College graduate 27 18.24%
Missing 7 6.08%
Total Household Income/Month   
$0 – 999 USD 55 37.16%
$1000 – 1999 51 34.46%
$2000 – 2999 14 9.46%
$3000 – 3999 3 2.03%
$4000 + 13 8.78%
Missing 12 9.46%
Receive WIC vouchers   
No 117 79.05%
Yes 31 20.95%
Receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefits (SNAP)   
No 99 66.89%
Yes 43 29.05%
Missing 6 5.41%
Run out of food before end of month because can’t afford to buy more   
Almost always 55 37.16%
Sometimes 45 30.41%
Not very often 48 32.43%