Table 1

Characteristics of residents of public housing postal codes by quartile of 1996 census tract (CT)-level median household income

Acute MIHypertensionDiabetesAsthma
20 CTs, 115 PCs19 CTs, 38 PCs19 CTs, 41 PCs20 CTs, 42 PCs
n=25 795 individualsn=13 320 individualsn=9975 individualsn=8715 individuals
Characteristic of residents of public housing postal codes
 % 65+ years (men)*5.45.45.21.6
 % 65+ years (women)*9.110.210.53.6
 % <5 years*12.112.211.814.7
 % Black*43.645.645.154.4
 % Immigrant*52.851.648.445.1
 % <High school65.063.962.064.9
 % Unemployed36.836.735.536.5
 Median household income*$12 730$11 510$12 716$14 394
 % Living alone*13.016.313.63.9
  • Cutpoints for the quartiles of 1996 CT-level median household income were as follows: $27 000; $32 600; $39 000.

  • *P<0.01 for comparison of pooled characteristics of residents of public housing postal codes in Q1–Q3 versus Q4.

  • MI, myocardial infarction; PCs, postal codes.