Table 1.

Sociodemographic Characteristics of Women, Aged 18 Years and Older, by Ethnicity and Nativity Status, 1998 (N = 3,340)

CharacteristicsForeign-Born Latinas % (n)US-Born Latinas % (n)Non-Latina Whites % (n)
Note: Data derived from the 1998 California Women’s Health Survey, weighted to make respondents statistically representative of all women in California according to age and race in accordance with the 1990 California population.
NA = not applicable.
* χ2 tests determined differences were significant, P ≤ .01 for each characteristic.
† Proportions in each age group do not equal 100% due to rounding.
Age, y
    18–3964 (328)65 (223)44 (1,105)
    40–5926 (131)20 (70)30 (736)
    ≥ 6010 (51)14 (49)26 (648)
Income level*
    ≤ 100% poverty56 (250)29 (93)10 (223)
    101%–200% poverty29 (129)21 (66)19 (432)
    >200% poverty15 (66)50 (159)71 (1,620)
Educational level*
    <High school62 (317)21 (71)8 (193)
    Completed high school18 (92)31 (106)26 (645)
    >High school20 (100)48 (164)66 (1,651)
Employment, full-time32 (163)38 (130)35 (883)
Insurance status,* uninsured44 (213)19 (57)10 (198)
Current marital status, married56 (286)45 (154)53 (1,325)
Birth in the last 3 years*30 (120)29 (72)20 (274)
Spanish language interview*76 (386)5 (16)N/A
Total, n5103412,489