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Volume 11, Number 6—June 2005

Research

Nonprescribed Antimicrobial Drugs in Latino Community, South Carolina

Arch G. Mainous*Comments to Author , Andrew Y. Cheng*, Rebecca C. Garr*, Barbara C. Tilley*, Charles J. Everett*, and M. Diane McKee†
Author affiliations: *Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA; †Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, USA

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Table 1

Characteristics of sample*

Characteristic No. persons (%)
Country of birth
Mexico 164 (74.8)
Other Central American country 24 (11.0)
South American country 24 (11.0)
United States (US) 7 (3.2)
Age, y (mean ± SD) 29.8 ± 8.1
Health status
Excellent 30 (13.7)
Very good 64 (29.2)
Good 96 (43.8)
Fair 22 (10.1)
Poor 7 (3.2)
Sex
Male 76 (34.7)
Female 143 (65.3)
Years in US
<1 18 (8.2)
1–3 71 (32.4)
4–6 68 (31.1)
>6 62 (28.3)
Insurance
None 200 (91.3)
Medicaid 14 (6.4)
Other 5 (2.3)
Education
Did not graduate from high school 107 (48.9)
High school graduate or more 112 (51.1)

*N = 219.

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