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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the Study Population

From: Place of birth, duration of residence, neighborhood immigrant composition and body mass index in New York City

Continuous variables U.S.-born N = 8705 Foreign-born N = 4306
Age Mean = 45.86, Median = 45.00, SD = 10.67 Mean = 47.00, Median = 47.00, SD = 10.32
Proportion of residents of the neighborhood below the poverty line the neighborhood. Mean = 0.18, Median = 0.15, SD = 0.11 Mean = 0.22, Median = 0.20, SD = 0.11
Proportion of residents in the neighborhood who are foreign-born Mean = 0.29, Median = 0.26, SD = 0.14 Mean = 0.41, Median = 0.41, SD = 0.16
Proportion of households in the neighborhood that are linguistically isolated Mean = 0.12, Median = 0.9, SD = 0.09 Mean = 0.19, Median = 0.19, SD = 0.11
Categorical variables N, (row %) N, (row %)
Gender   
   Female 5,452 (64.66) 2,980 (35.34)
   Male 3,253 (71.04) 1,326 (28.96)
Race and Ethnicity   
   Asian 96 (6.27) 1,434 (93.73)
   Black – African American 1,737 (95.39) 84 (4.61)
   Black – Caribbean 76 (11.91) 562 (88.09)
   Caucasian 5,424 (88.28) 720 (11.72)
   Hispanic 1,200 (45.87) 1,416 (54.13)
   Other 172 (65.65) 90 (34.35)
Education   
   Less than High School 96 (13.28) 627 (86.72)
   Some High School 533 (57.37) 396 (42.63)
   High School Graduate 1,989 (68.93) 894 (31.07)
   Vocational School 121 (40.33) 179 (59.67)
   Some College 2,108 (75.61) 680 (24.39)
   College Graduate 2,075 (67.48) 1,000 (32.52)
   Graduate School 1,789 (77.15) 530 (22.85)