Table 1

Demographic characteristics and homeless history of homeless adults

CharacteristicsAll n = 221
Gender
 Males120 (54%)
 Females101 (46%)
Age
 <4050 (23%)
 40–4979 (36%)
 ≥5092 (42%)
Ethnicity
 White/Caucasian58 (26%)
 African-American126 (57%)
 Other37 (17%)
Education
 Years 0–12134 (60%)
 Years 13+87 (40%)
Marital status
 Never married89 (40%)
 Other status132 (60%)
Incomea
 <$300/month125 (58%)
 >$300/month92 (42%)
Homeless statusa
 Homeless more than once or >12 months92 (42%)
 All others127 (59%)
Lived in shelter in the past 30 days
 <50% of time in shelter33 (15%)
 ≥50% of time in shelter188 (85%)
Sampling location
 Shelter112 (51%)
 Meal program (lunch)90 (41%)
 Day center19 (9%)
  • a Totals not equal to 221. Income = 217; homeless status = 219.