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Table 4 Prevalence of characteristics by nativity in Hispanic women ≥ 18 years, California Health Interview Survey, 2001 and 2003*

From: The influence of nativity and neighborhoods on breast cancer stage at diagnosis and survival among California Hispanic women

Characteristics Nativity**
  US-Born % (95% CI†) Foreign-Born % (95% CI†)
Education   
   Some high school or less 24.0 (21.5-26.5) 67.7 (65.9-69.6)
   High school graduate 32.9 (30.6-35.3) 16.2 (14.8-17.7)
   Some college 30.5 (28.2-32.8) 11.2 (10.0-12.5)
   College graduate or higher 12.6 (11.1-14.1) 4.8 (4.1-5.5)
Marital status   
   Married 41.4 (39.0-43.8) 56.9 (54.8-59.0)
   Live with partner 8.9 (7.3-10.4) 11.7 (10.2-13.3)
Separated/divorced/widowed/other 18.9 (16.9-20.8) 17.3 (15.8-18.9)
   Single/never married 30.9 (28.2-33.5) 14.0 (12.4-15.5)
How well speak English   
   Well/very well 93.8 (92.1-95.5) 25.6 (23.7-27.4)
   Not well/not at all 6.2 (4.5-7.9) 74.4 (72.6-76.3)
Body mass index (kg/m2)   
   <25 43.8 (41.2-46.4) 37.4 (35.2-39.6)
   25-29.99 30.9 (28.5-33.3) 33.6 (31.5-35.8)
   ≥30 25.3 (23.0-27.5) 29.0 (26.9-31.0)
No vigorous/moderate physical activity in past 30 days 31.9 (29.5-34.3) 59.1 (57.1-61.2)
Mammogram Screening History   
   2 years or less 55.3 (52.4-58.1) 45.8 (43.5-48.2)
   More than 2 years ago 13.0 (11.0-15.1) 11.6 (10.0-13.2)
   Never had a mammogram 31.7 ( 29.0-34.3) 42.5 (40.2-44.9)
Type of usual source of medical care (adults)   
   Doctor's office/health maintenance organization/Kaiser 71.6 (69.1-74.0) 41.3 (39.3-43.3)
   Community clinic/government clinic/community hospital 15.0 (13.1-17.0) 35.3 (33.3-37.3)
   Emergency Room/urgent care 1.2 (0.7-1.7) 1.7 (1.1-2.2)
   Some other place 0.6 (0.2-1.0) 0.5 (0.2-0.8)
   No usual source of care 11.6 (9.7-13.5) 21.2 (19.4-23.0)
Had the same health insurance for the past year 82.2 (80.1-84.3) 78.9 (76.6-81.2)
Went to another country for medical/dental care 3.3 (2.2-4.4) 8.9 (7.7-10.1)
   Went to Mexico for other medical care 95.8 (89.9-100) 92.3 (88.4-96.2)
   Went to other country for other medical care 4.2 (0.0-10.1) 7.7 (3.8-11.6)
Delayed or didn't get medical testing/treatment 9.6 (8.2-11.0) 5.3 (4.3-6.2)
   Reason delayed or didn't get medical care   
Could not afford/too expensive/no coverage 31.7 (25.7-37.8) 29.3 (23.5-35.0)
Procrastination/inconvenient hours/forgot 38.0 (31.9-44.2) 32.9 (27.2-38.6)
Other 15.9 (11.3-20.6) 14.8 (9.5-20.2)
More than one 14.3 (10.4-18.1) 23.0 (17.7-28.4)
Availability of someone to help with daily chores when sick*   
No one available 14.0 (12.3-15.8) 28.6 (26.5-30.8)
Someone available a little/sometimes 30.3 (27.7-32.8) 39.6 (37.2-42.1)
Someone mostly/always available 55.7 (52.9-58.5) 31.7 (29.4-34.0)
  1. * Utilized 2003 California Health Interview Survey data.
  2. ** 2001 foreign-born Hispanic estimated sample size was 2,286,000; 2001 US-born Hispanic estimated sample size was 1,276,000. 2003 foreign-born Hispanic estimated sample size was 2,364,000; 2003 US-born Hispanic estimated sample size was 1,519,000.
  3. †Confidence intervals