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Table 1.

Characteristics of eligible and selected study participants

Weighted, random sample
Eligible for sampling*
n = 740
n = 1,773
n (%)n (%)
Perceived stress   
    Very low (0) 134 (18) 427 (24) 
    Low (1-2) 182 (25) 590 (33) 
    Moderate (3-5) 133 (18) 465 (26) 
    High (6-7) 166 (22) 166 (9) 
    Very high (8-16) 125 (17) 125 (7) 
Age (y)   
    35-44 134 (18) 263 (15) 
    45-54 279 (38) 649 (37) 
    55-64 212 (29) 565 (32) 
    65-74 115 (16) 295 (17) 
Race/ethnicity   
    Non-Hispanic White 624 (84) 1,641 (93) 
    African-American 50 (7) 50 (3) 
    Hispanic 17 (2) 33 (2) 
    Other 49 (7) 49 (3) 
Smoking   
    Never 346 (47) 918 (52) 
    Former 216 (29) 672 (38) 
    Current 178 (24) 183 (10) 
BMI§   
    <25 309 (42) 783 (44) 
    25-30 209 (28) 536 (30) 
    30-35 141 (19) 295 (17) 
    >35 77 (10) 150 (8) 
History of cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes   
 137 (19) 289 (16) 
Weighted, random sample
Eligible for sampling*
n = 740
n = 1,773
n (%)n (%)
Perceived stress   
    Very low (0) 134 (18) 427 (24) 
    Low (1-2) 182 (25) 590 (33) 
    Moderate (3-5) 133 (18) 465 (26) 
    High (6-7) 166 (22) 166 (9) 
    Very high (8-16) 125 (17) 125 (7) 
Age (y)   
    35-44 134 (18) 263 (15) 
    45-54 279 (38) 649 (37) 
    55-64 212 (29) 565 (32) 
    65-74 115 (16) 295 (17) 
Race/ethnicity   
    Non-Hispanic White 624 (84) 1,641 (93) 
    African-American 50 (7) 50 (3) 
    Hispanic 17 (2) 33 (2) 
    Other 49 (7) 49 (3) 
Smoking   
    Never 346 (47) 918 (52) 
    Former 216 (29) 672 (38) 
    Current 178 (24) 183 (10) 
BMI§   
    <25 309 (42) 783 (44) 
    25-30 209 (28) 536 (30) 
    30-35 141 (19) 295 (17) 
    >35 77 (10) 150 (8) 
History of cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes   
 137 (19) 289 (16) 
*

Sampling frame determined using preliminary data on race (not ethnicity) and smoking. Age at enrollment missing on one eligible participant not sampled for telomere study.

Hispanic ethnicity includes all non-Black women who reported Hispanic ethnicity.

Occasional smokers classified as never-smokers (n = 38 eligible, all sampled).

§

Measured BMI, missing data on nine eligibles, four of whom were sampled.

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