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Table 1 Comparison of demographic and behavioral characteristics for Mexican and other Latino immigrants by Number and Percentage

From: Oral health status and the epidemiologic paradox within latino immigrant groups

Variable Total Mexican Immigrants Latino Immigrants p-values
n % n % n %  
DEMOGRAPHIC        
Age        
18–29 years 69 29% 44 28% 25 30%  
30–39 years 102 43% 71 45% 31 37%  
≥ 40 years 69 29% 42 27% 27 33% ns
Total 240 *,† 100% 157 100% 83 100%  
Gender        
Males 74 31% 39 25% 35 42%  
Females 166 69% 118 75% 48 58% <.01
Total 240 100% 157 100% 83 100%  
Education        
≤ Elementary 125 52% 90 57% 35 42%  
Some High School or more 115 48% 67 43% 48 58% <.05
Total 240 100% 157 100% 83 100%  
Income        
$0–$11,999 121 59% 72 57% 49 64%  
≥$12,000 83 41% 55 43% 28 36% <.01
Total 204 100% 127 100% 77 100%  
BEHAVIORAL       
Alcohol consumption       
Never 156 65% 99 63% 57 69% ns
Past & current 84 35% 58 37% 26 31%  
Total 240 100% 157 100% 83 100%  
Tobacco use        
Never 188 78% 121 77% 67 81% ns
Past & current 52 12% 36 23% 16 19%  
Total 240 100% 157 100% 83 100%  
Flossing use        
No 104 43% 74 47% 30 36% ns
Yes 136 57% 83 53% 53 64%  
Total 240 100% 157 100% 83 100%  
  1. Chi-squared tests used to determine differences between Mexican and Latino immigrants.
  2. *=Mean ages were 35.47 years (SE 0.74) for Mexican born and 35.58 years (SE 1.10) for those born in other Latino countries.
  3. †=Length of residence in U.S.A. for Mexican immigrants was 11.43 years (SE 0.68) and Latino immigrants was 9.00 years (SE 0.79).
  4. ‡ 36 missing.