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Table 1 Participant demographics (N = 29)

From: Health status among black African-born women in Kansas City: a preliminary assessment

Characteristic N Percent
Age (in years, mean, SD) 23 (39.0 ± 11.4; mean age)
Country of origin 26  
Cameroon 10 38.5
Kenya 12 46.1
Nigeria 4 15.4
Years in the US 28  
1 year 8 28.6
2–4 years 5 17.8
5 years 3 10.7
6–10 years 4 14.3
Over 10 years 8 28.6
Current living situation 28  
Married/living with a partner 19 67.9
Divorced/separated/widowed 5 17.9
Never married 2 7.1
Other 2 7.1
Highest educational attainment 27  
Elementary/grade school 2 7.4
High school graduate/GED 4 14.8
Some college 1 3.7
2-year college graduate (AA degree) 9 33.3
4-year college graduate (BA/BS degree) 8 29.6
Graduate degree 3 11.1
Employment status 27  
Employed 19 70.4
Self-employed 2 7.4
Out of work for <1 year 1 3.7
Stay home mom 2 7.4
Unable to work 3 11.1
Children 28  
Yes 22 78.6
  1. Italicized texts represent total number of respondents per characteristic