Table 1

Characteristics of all US Black women, 2001–2003 NSAL (N=3277)

CharacteristicsNPer cent
Age
 18–2444015.9
 25–3475520.5
 35–49112433.1
 50–6457518.2
 >6538312.3
Marital status
 Married80227.4
 Partnered2238.4
 Separated-divorced75920.3
 Widowed36011.5
 Never married112132.4
Education
 Less than high school77224.7
 High school graduate115236.2
 Some college79924.9
 College55414.2
Household income
 <$25 000170650.6
 $25 000–$34 99950214.4
 $35 000–$49 99946114.4
 $50 000–$74 99936011.9
 >$75 0002488.8
Occupational status
 Employed214063.7
 Not employed36111.1
 Not in the labour force77125.2
Home ownership
 Does not own185452.9
 Own142347.2
Region
 Northwest97718.8
 Midwest40018.9
 South175654.0
 West1448.3
Ethnicity
 African-American229993.8
 Caribbean Black9786.2
  • Statistics are weighted.

  • NSAL, National Survey of American Life.