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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: A cross-sectional study on health and physical functioning in relation to coping strategies among community-dwelling, ethnically diverse older women

Variable Mean(Standard Deviation) %
Ethnicity   
   European-American   36.1
   Hispanic-American   27.8
   Mixed ethnicity   13.9
   Asian-American   8.9
   African-American   8.3
   Armenian-American   2.8
   American Indian/Native American   2.2
Education   
   Less than High School   29.4
   Graduated from High School   16.7
   Completed Trade School   5.6
   Some college   23.9
   Bachelor's degree   14.4
   Some graduate school   1.7
   Master's degree   6.7
   Ph.D., M.D., and/or J.D.   1.7
Yearly Income   
   Less than $20,000   33.3
   $20,000-$39,000   34.4
   Over $40,000   32.2
Marital Status   
   Single   8.5
   Divorced   16.1
   Married   43.3
   Widowed   32.2
Self-distraction 4.37(1.61)  
Substance use 2.24(.87)  
Humor 3.57(1.85)  
Behavioral disengagement 2.95(1.29)  
Positive reframing 5.02(1.82)  
General health 60.84(22.41)  
Physical functioning 62.26(27.12)