Table 2 Age-adjusted percentages (s.e.) of women with self-reported hypertension who adopted following lifestyles, by race/ethnicity

From: Racial/ethnic variation in hypertension-related lifestyle behaviours among US women with self-reported hypertension

Lifestyles NHW (n=29 237) NHB (n=4288) Asian (n=445) American Indian/Alaska native (n=553) Hispanic (n=2247)
Meeting physical activity recommendations 42.9 (0.9) 29.3 (1.6) 38.9 (7.5) 38.4 (4.5) 32.7 (2.5)
Fruit and vegetable consumption
5 Servings per day 25.0 (0.7) 23.1 (1.3) 42.0 (7.7) 26.5 (4.6) 25.4 (2.3)
8 Servings per day 4.2 (0.4) 6.6 (0.9) 4.6a 6.8a 6.6 (1.6)
Weight control
 Currently losing weight 58.5 (0.9) 55.6 (1.6) 40.1 (5.5) 55.4 (4.6) 63.3 (2.3)
 Receipt of weight-loss advice 27.1 (0.8) 37.6 (1.6) 21.1 (5.0) 31.1 (4.7) 39.8 (2.5)
Alcohol consumption
 Alcohol drinking
1 Drink per day 40.0 (0.9) 31.2 (1.5) 40.3 (6.9) 30.0 (4.9) 27.8 (2.3)
>1 Drink per day 7.4 (0.7) 3.0 (0.7) 0.4a 5.2a 2.1a
 Binge drinking 10.4 (0.7) 5.3 (0.9) 0.8a 7.2a 3.8 (0.9)
  1. Abbreviations: NHB, non-Hispanic black; NHW, non-Hispanic white.
  2. Source: BRFSS (2003).
  3. aEstimates do not meet criteria for reliability and precision (relative s.e.30%).