Demographic and social economic characteristics n %
Sex Female 136 42
Male 181 56
Transgender 4 1
Transsexual 5 2
Race African American 208 64
White (non-Hispanic) 94 29
Hispanic 10 3
Other races 14 4
Age group 18–29 53 19
30–39 86 30
40–49 104 37
50–59 34 12
60 and above 6 2
Marital Status Single 183 56
Married 47 15
Divorced 47 15
Separated 31 10
Widow(er) 3 1
Other 13 4
Employment Status Employed for wages 122 39
Unable to work 59 19
Unemployed 50 16
Student 25 8
Homemaker 25 8
Self-employed 18 6
Retired 12 4
Level of education Graduate school 11 3
College 4 years or more 50 15
College 1 year to 3 years 85 26
Level of income $9,999 or under 97 31
$10,000 to $14,999 45 14
$15,000 to $19,999 38 12
$20,000 to $24,999 36 11
$25,000 to $29,999 23 7
$30,000 to $49,999 20 6
$50,000 to $74,999 13 4
Don’t know 46 14
Table 1: Demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the participants by number and percentages.
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