Table 4.

Prevalence (percentage, 95% CI) of selected characteristics by nativity in Hispanic women, CHIS, 2001

CharacteristicsNativity
U.S.-born, % (95% CI)Foreign-born, % (95% CI)
Education
    Some high school or less24.0 (21.5-26.5)67.7 (65.9-69.6)
    High school graduate32.9 (30.6-35.3)16.2 (14.8-17.7)
    Some college30.5 (28.2-32.8)11.2 (10.0-12.5)
    College graduate or higher12.6 (11.1-14.1)4.8 (4.1-5.5)
Body mass index <25 in women <50 y48.9 (45.9-52.0)39.7 (37.3-42.2)
Body mass index ≥30 in women ≥50 y31.5 (27.1-35.9)37.7 (32.8-42.7)
No vigorous/moderate physical activity in past 30 d31.9 (29.5-34.3)59.1 (57.1-61.2)
Drank alcohol in past month51.5 (48.9-54.1)28.3 (26.4-30.1)
    2 drinks/day*60.3 (56.8-63.7)39.2 (35.3-43.0)
Age at menarche <12 y30.3 (27.9-32.7)17.2 (15.6-18.8)
Age at first live birth ≥30 y 5.9 (4.9-7.0)4.1 (3.5-4.8)
Number of live births
    030.5 (28.0-33.0)10.8 (9.5-12.2)
    1-236.7 (34.3-39.1)35.0 (33.0-37.0)
    ≥332.8 (30.4-35.2)54.2 (52.1-56.3)
Mammogram screening history
    ≤2 y55.3 (52.4-58.1)45.8 (43.5-48.2)
    More than 2 y ago13.0 (11.0-15.1)11.6 (10.0-13.2)
    Never had a mammogram31.7 (29.0-34.3)42.5 (40.2-44.9)
Type of usual source of medical care (adults)
    Doctor's office/health maintenance organization/Kaiser71.6 (69.1-74.0)41.3 (39.3-43.3)
    Community clinic/government clinic/community hospital15.0 (13.1-17.0)35.3 (33.3-37.3)
    Emergency room/urgent care1.2 (0.7-1.7)1.7 (1.1-2.2)
    Some other place0.6 (0.2-1.0)0.5 (0.2-0.8)
    No usual source of care11.6 (9.7-13.5)21.2 (19.4-23.0)
Currently takes hormone supplements for menopause symptoms28.3 (25.1-31.4)15.1 (13.1-17.2)
    Among women without a hysterectomy15.5 (12.4-18.5)10.1 (8.2-12.0)
  • *Among women who drank alcohol in the past month.

  • Among non-pregnant women aged 40 years and older who did not report having a hysterectomy.