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Table 3 Distribution of selected characteristics for RDD, community controls, all controls, and census estimates

From: Rethinking sources of representative controls for the conduct of case–control studies in minority populations

  RDD controls (%) Community controls (%) All controls (%) ACS* (%)
Education     
   Less than 12th grade 8.2 17.3 13.9 14.6
   High school 27.1 27.7 27.4 31.8
   Some college 26.1 28.2 27.4 31.2
   College graduate 25.6 16.4 19.9 22.4
   Post-graduate degree 13 10.4 11.4
Annual income     
   Less than $15,000 12.9 26.5 21.5 18.1
   $15,000-19,999 7.2 7.4 7.4 5.4
   $20,000-24,999 4.6 7.7 6.6 5.1
   $25,000-34,999 9.8 9.2 9.4 10.9
   $35,000-49,999 18.6 13.7 15.5 13.2
Marital status     
   Married 46.8 29.9 36.2 26.8
   Widowed 3.9 8.5 6.8 9.3
   Separated 5.4 5 5.2 4.3
   Divorced 13.3 13.5 13.4 10.8
   Single 30.5 43 38.4 48.8
  1. *2009-2011 American Community Survey 3-year estimates for New Jersey African American Female; US Census Bureau. percentage represents both college graduate and post-graduate degree