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Table 1 Characteristics of the Study Subjects by CMV seropositivity.

From: Cytomegalovirus Infections among African-Americans

  No. of Children (N = 157 CMV status+ No. of Adults (N = 113) CMV status+
Characteristic Pos. Neg. Total % Pos. p-value Pos. Neg. Total % Pos. p-value
Gender      0.54      098
   Male 23 58 81 28   73 32 105 70  
   Female 16 60 76 21   5 3 8 63  
Breast fed      0.54      
   No 16 68 84 19       
   Yes 16 32 48 33       
Yearly family income      0.66      0.59
   Under $20,000 14 40 54 26   24 14 38 63  
   $20,000 to < $40,000 9 21 30 30   16 4 20 80  
   $40,000 to < $60,000 6 14 20 30   10 7 17 59  
   $60,000 to < $80,000 1 5 6 17   3 2 5 60  
   $80,000 or more 2 2 4 50   2 1 3 67  
Health insurance      0.89      0.41
   No 2 6 8 25   5 3 8 63  
   Yes 31 80 111 28   54 26 80 68  
Family education      0.96      0.41
   Completed 9th or less 1 3 4 25   2 2 4 33  
   Completed 10th or 11th 4 7 11 36   4 4 8 50  
   Graduated High School 14 30 44 32   23 8 31 74  
   Post high school work 10 36 46 22   23 11 34 68  
   Graduated college 4 12 16 25   9 4 13 69  
Household size      0.20      0.89
   2 13 44 57 23   28 17 45 62  
   3 12 47 59 20   27 11 38 71  
   4 6 16 22 27   16 1 17 94  
   5+ 8 11 19 42   7 6 13 54  
  1. * p-values are reported from repeated-measures logistic regression to account for within family correlation. All p-values test for the significance of the characteristic after adjusting for age, in both children and adults, and the quadratic trend in age for children.
  2. + Pos = CMV seropositive. Neg. = CMV seronegative. %Pos = the percentage of all test results that were positive.