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Table 1 Population characteristics by baseline perceived stress score

From: Perceived stress across the midlife: longitudinal changes among a diverse sample of women, the Study of Women’s health Across the Nation (SWAN)

    Category of Baseline Perceived Stressab
  N Overall (n = 3044) Low (n = 844) Moderate (n = 1352) High (n = 762)
Perceived Stressc 2958 8.5 ± 2.9 5.1 ± 0.8 8.5 ± 1.1 12.4 ± 1.5
Agec 3044 46.4 ± 2.7 46.3 ± 2.7 46.4 ± 2.7 46.2 ± 2.7
Race / Ethnicity (%)
 White 1443 29.1 48.1 22.8
 Black 874 32.3 39.0 28.7
 Hispanic 212 18.0 31.0 51.0
 Japanese 272 22.7 54.6 22.7
 Chinese 243 26.3 59.4 14.3
Education (%)
 Less than High School 191 15.4 35.1 49.5
 High School 1496 26.6 44.0 29.3
 College Degree 627 30.0 48.5 21.5
 Post-College 705 34.5 49.9 15.6
Difficulty paying for Basics (%)      
 Very Hard 263 10.0 38.6 51.4
 Somewhat Hard 899 17.4 44.2 38.5
 Not hard 1865 36.5 47.3 16.2
Site of Recruitment (%)
 PA 439 29.9 42.8 27.3
 MI 503 30.7 40.0 29.3
 MA 424 25.1 51.6 23.4
 IL 433 34.4 41.8 23.8
 Oakland, CA 442 27.1 54.9 18.1
 Los Angeles, CA 483 30.4 50.7 18.9
 NJ 320 18.7 36.0 45.3
Smoking Status (%)
 Non-Smoker 2522 29.0 47.6 23.4
 Smoker 498 26.6 36.5 36.9
BMI (kg/m2)c 3009 28.2 ± 7.2 27.9 ± 6.8 27.9 ± 7.1 29.3 ± 7.8
Waist Circumference (cm)c 3012 86.1 ± 16.1 85.4 ± 15.6 85.6 ± 15.7 88.7 ± 17.2
  1. aCategorical variable rows sum to 100%. Numbers may not sum to 100 due to rounding
  2. bNote that 86 women had missing baseline PSS4 scores
  3. cMean ± SD