Table 1

Selected baseline covariates* by television exposure from the analysis sample, n = 15,574.

Low TV exposure

Medium TV exposure

High TV exposure


N

%

N

%

N

%


Age (years)

45–49

886

30.8

1938

26.6

1341

24.8

50–59

1415

49.2

3770

51.7

2666

49.3

>= 60

577

20.1

1585

21.7

1396

25.8

BMI

Under weight

26

0.9

54

0.7

62

1.2

Normal weight

1131

39.3

2408

33.0

1475

27.3

Overweight

1087

37.8

2853

39.1

2182

40.4

Obese

634

22.0

1978

27.1

1684

31.2

Race

White

2415

83.9

5439

57.6

3569

66.1

African American

463

16.1

1854

42.4

1834

33.9

Gender

Male

1167

59.4

3090

42.4

2720

50.3

Female

1711

40.6

4203

57.6

2683

49.7

Center

Jackson, MS

415

14.4

1683

23.1

1573

29.1

Washington County, MD

765

26.6

1903

26.1

1286

23.8

NW suburbs of Minneapolis, MN

931

32.4

1792

24.6

1236

22.9

Forsyth County, NC

767

26.6

1915

26.3

1308

24.2

General Health Status

Excellent

1240

43.1

2466

33.8

1464

27.1

Good

1269

44.1

3484

47.8

2532

46.9

Fair

322

11.2

1139

15.6

1127

20.9

Poor

47

1.6

204

2.8

280

5.2

Education

Less than high school

497

17.3

1646

22.6

1550

28.7

At least high school education, but

1131

39.3

2987

40.9

2236

41.4

less than college

College education or higher

1250

43.3

2660

36.5

1617

29.9

Smoking Status

Current

588

20.4

1792

24.6

1392

31.3

Former

941

32.7

2325

31.9

1757

32.5

Never

1349

46.9

3176

43.6

1954

36.2


Meyer et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2008 5:68   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-5-68

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