Table 1

Demographics and health care characteristics by city and time period

VariableComparisonIntervention
Baseline (N = 123) n (%)Follow-Up (N = 134) n (%)Baseline (N = 125) n (%)Follow-Up (N = 168) n (%)
Age (yr)
 40–6454 (44)53 (40)54 (43)59 (36)
 ≥6569 (56)81 (60)71 (57)104 (64)
Education
 ≤8th grade45 (37)42 (32)54 (43)56 (34)
 9–11th grade41 (33)44 (33)41 (33)59 (36)
 High school graduate37 (30)47 (35)30 (24)48 (29)
Employed (<65 yr)15 (28)14 (30)12 (22)15 (25)
Smoking status
 Never57 (46)54 (46)63 (50)80 (49)
 Ever31 (25)33 (28)22 (18)40 (24)
 Current35 (28)31 (26)40 (32)44 (27)
Marital status
 Married24 (20)20 (15)22 (18)23 (14)
 Ever married88 (72)98 (73)89 (72)118 (70)
 Never married10 (8)16 (12)13 (10)27 (16)
Race - African-Americana, b81 (66)86 (64)98 (78)151 (92)
Regular examinations (yes)98 (90)101 (85)99 (79)139 (83)
Parity (1+)104 (85)101 (85)107 (86)136 (82)
Medical condition (yes)a70 (57)75 (63)95 (77)116 (69)
  • a P < 0.05 at baseline between cities.

  • b P < 0.05 at follow-up between cities.