Table 1.

Sample characteristics and intervention completion by sociodemographics and exposure variables

VariableLeveln (%)% Complete interventionχ2
GenderMale227 (43%)74%0.006
Female303 (57%)73%
Marital statusaMarried62 (12%)81%1.91
Not married467 (88%)72%
Education level≥ Some college260 (49%)74%0.18
≤ High school graduate270 (51%)72%
Employment statusaEmployed177 (34%)69%2.71b
Not employed349 (66%)76%
Income levela>$20,000237 (48%)72%0.31
<$20,000254 (52%)75%
Health insuranceaYes414 (78%)75%3.07b
No115 (22%)67%
DiabetesYes55 (10%)73%0.01
No475 (90%)73%
HypertensionYes159 (30%)75%0.50
No371 (70%)73%
Same householdYes12 (2%)83%0.62
No518 (98%)73%
Know someone in studyaYes50 (9%)68%0.87
No479 (91%)74%
RandomizationIntegrated264 (50%)72%0.88
Disease specific266 (50%)75%
Health educatorPrimary491 (93%)73%1.61
Adjunct39 (7%)82%
Diet and CVDA lot/fair amount240 (45%)68%5.76c
Almost nothing/a little bit290 (55%)78%
Diet and cancerA lot/fair amount236 (44%)71%1.06
Almost nothing/a little bit294 (56%)75%
Physical activity and cancerA lot/fair amount201 (38%)73%0.08
Almost nothing/a little bit328 (62%)74%
Physical activity and CVDA lot/fair amount288 (54%)70%2.64b
Almost nothing/a little bit241 (46%)77%
Mean (SD)Completer, mean (SD)Noncompleter, mean (SD)t value
Age48.2 (10.7)49.0 (10.4)45.9 (11.2)−3.03(t)d
BMI29.9 (6.6)30.0 (6.5)29.5 (6.8)−0.74(t)
Travel distance5.0 (3.6)4.9 (3.6)5.2 (3.5)0.99

Abbreviation: CVD, cardiovascular disease.

  • a1 participant refused to provide marital status, 4 refused to provide employment status, 39 participants refused to provide income, 1 refused health insurance, and 1 refused to report if they knew someone else in the study.

  • bP < 0.10.

  • cP < 0.05.

  • dP < 0.01.