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Table 1 Sociodemographics of the PROMIS® Wave 1 Cohort

From: Many ways to skin a cat: psychometric methods options illustrated

 Total Sample
(N = 825)§
n (%)
Men
(N = 400)
n (%)
Women
(N = 424)
n (%)
χ2 for
gender
Age   5.84
 18–34217 (26%)102 (25%)115 (27%)
 35–64380 (46%)172 (43%)207 (49%)
 65+228 (28%)126 (32%)102 (24%)
Ethnicity   0.06
 Hispanic77 (9%)38 (10%)38 (9%)
Race   10.28
 Caucasian652 (79%)328 (82%)324 (76%)
 African American83 (10%)35 (9%)47 (11%)
 Other90 (11%)37 (9%)53 (13%)
Education   1.10
  ≤ High School184 (22%)89 (22%)94 (22%)
 Some College385 (47%)180 (45%)205 (48%)
  ≥ College255 (31%)130 (33%)125 (29%)
Marital Status   11.63**
 Never Married136 (16%)78 (20%)58 (14%)
 Married/ Partner523 (63%)258 (65%)265 (63%)
 Separated/Divorced101 (12%)43 (11%)58 (14%)
 Widowed63 (8%)21 (5%)42 (10%)
Occupation   99.56**
 Homemaker51 (6%)2 (0.5%)49 (12%)
 Unemployed28 (3%)17 (4%)11 (3%)
 Retired221 (27%)127 (32%)94 (22%)
 Disability30 (4%)11 (3%)18 (4%)
 Leave of Absence2 (0.2%)1 (0.25%)1 (0.24%)
 Full-time employed318 (39%)181 (45%)137 (32%)
 Part-time employed55 (7%)20 (5%)35 (8%)
 Full-time student25 (3%)6 (2%)19 (5%)
Income   10.00*
  < $20,00085 (10%)32 (8%)52 (12%)
 $20,000 - $49,999292 (35%)129 (32%)163 (38%)
 52 (12%)$50,000 - $99,999320 (39%)172 (43%)148 (35%)
  ≥ $100,000105 (13%)55 (14%)50 (12%)
Source   0.50
 Web Survey778 (94%)380 (95%)398 (94%)
 Clinical Site47 (6%)20 (5%)26 (6%)
  1. *p < .05
  2. **p < .01
  3. §Note: one individual did not report gender
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