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Table 1 Patient demographics and socioeconomic parameters

From: Demographic analysis of a low resource, socioculturally diverse urban community presenting for infertility care in a United States public hospital

  Low resource clinic (n = 50) High resource clinic (n = 37) P-value
Characteristics of Participants
 Age (years)a 32.9 ± 4.1 36.4 ± 6.3 0.005c
 Parityb Nulliparity 18 (36) 31 (83.7) <0.001d
  Multiparity 32 (64) 6 (16.2) <0.001d
 Duration of infertility (years)a 3.4 ± 2.8 2.3 ± 1.5 0.045c
 Previous infertility treatmentsb 0 (0%) 2 (5.4%) 0.1
 Duration of time lived in US (years) 15 ± 1.89 29.4 ± 1.7 <0.001c
Socioeconomic Data
 Household incomeb
  <$25,000/year 29 (58%) 1 (2.7%) <0.001b
  $25,000–$49,999/year 14 (28%) 0 (0%) <0.001b
  $50,000–99,000/year 1 (2%) 5 (13.5%) 0.44
  $100,000–$199,999/year 0 (0%) 17 (45.9%) <0.001b
  ≥$200,000/year 0 (0%) 12 (32.4%) <0.001b
  Declined to state 6 (12%) 2 (5.4%)  
 Educationb
  Elementary school 6 (12%) 1 (2.7%) 0.14
  High School/GED 14 (28%) 0 (0%) <0.001d
  Some College 15 (30%) 4 (10.8%) 0.03
  College 8 (16%) 15 (40.5%) 0.03
  Graduate School 2 (4%) 15 (40.5%) <0.001d
  Declined to state 5 (10%) 2 (5.4%)  
 Languageb
  English proficiency 15 (30%) 35 (94.6%) <0.001d
 Immigrantb,e 50 (100%) 4 (10.8%) <0.001d
 Ethnicityb
  White 3 (6%) 16 (43.2%) <0.001d
  Black 6 (12%) 3 (8.1%) 0.68
  Latino 26 (52%) 1 (2.7%) <0.001d
  Asian 7 (14%) 8 (21.6%) 0.54
  Mixed 4 (8%) 4 (10.8%) 0.53
  Other 4 (8%) 4 (10.8%) 0.43
  1. aData are reported as mean years ± std. deviation for age and duration of infertility
  2. bData are reported as number of patients (%) for nulliparity, multiparity, income, education level, language, and race/ethnicity
  3. cT-test, two-tailed significance defined as p < 0.05
  4. dFisher’s Exact or χ 2, significance defined as p < 0.05
  5. eImmigrants reported moving to the United States after 18-years old