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Table 1 Demographic, Health, and Lifestyle Characteristics, All Adults, and by BMI Status, NHIS 2012 (N = 33,594)

From: A dual continuum model of the reasons for use of complementary health approaches among overweight and obese adults: findings from the 2012 NHIS

  Total % Under/normal % Overweight % Obese % p-value
100.00 36.87 34.55 28.58
Sex
 Male 45.33 36.22 55.33 45.00 < 0.0001
 Female 54.67 65.78 44.67 55.00
Age
 18–29 years old 19.20 26.96 15.43 13.76 < 0.0001
 30–49 years old 32.89 30.73 32.77 35.82
 50–64 years old 25.84 20.37 27.29 31.15
 65+ years old 22.07 21.95 24.52 19.26
Race/ethnicity
 Hispanic 12.89 10.76 13.88 14.34 < 0.0001
 NH-White 69.37 71.28 69.66 66.53
 NH-Black 12.47 9.74 11.97 16.61
 NH-Asian 4.50 7.60 3.74 1.41
 NH-Other 0.80 0.62 0.74 1.11
Nativity
 Born in US 84.52 82.86 83.25 88.21 < 0.0001
 Foreign born 15.48 17.14 16.75 11.79
Education attainment
 High school and less 39.02 34.72 39.41 44.08 < 0.0001
 Some college 31.74 31.34 30.77 33.42
 College and above 29.25 33.94 29.82 22.50
Annual family income
 $ 0–34,999 40.58 41.15 38.17 42.75 < 0.0001
 $ 35,000-49,999 14.19 13.25 14.77 14.70
 $ 50,000-74,999 16.92 16.37 16.99 17.53
 $ 75,000-99,999 10.62 10.13 11.04 10.72
 $ 100,000+ 17.77 19.10 19.02 14.29
Marital status
 Never married 24.10 29.11 20.52 21.97 < 0.0001
 Married 43.96 39.68 47.39 45.34
 Divorced/Widowed 25.95 24.98 26.29 26.79
 Cohabiting 5.99 6.24 5.80 5.90
Functional limitation
 Limited 37.39 30.18 35.06 49.51 < 0.0001
 Not limited 62.61 69.82 64.94 50.49
K6 scores
 0–12 96.82 96.73 97.45 96.17 < 0.0001
 13–24 3.18 3.27 2.55 3.83
Number of chronic conditions
 0 32.09 40.41 31.35 22.26 < 0.0001
 1 20.98 22.76 21.04 18.63
 2–3 25.20 21.81 26.35 28.18
 4+ 21.73 15.02 21.27 30.93
Healthy behavior index
 0 5.82 6.49 5.32 5.54 < 0.0001
 1 39.57 39.34 37.68 42.13
 2 43.67 41.59 45.50 44.13
 3 10.95 12.57 11.50 8.20
  1. Notes: p-values for bivariate design-based F test. NH: Non-Hispanic. All percentages are weighted, see text for additional information