Table 1.

Sociodemographic Characteristics of Vietnamese Adult Survey Respondents and Their Children by Region

Dallas
(n = 500)
Houston (n = 505)Washington, DC (n = 503)Total
(n = 1508)
Mean year of immigration1987198519861986
Speaks English poorly/not-at-all (%)*41.232.928.434.2
Education <12 y (%)*48.134.633.838.9
Income was below poverty level (%)30.427.719.726.0
Employed (%)69.867.372.469.8
Married (%)86.087.183.385.5
Mean age (y), respondents41.241.641.541.4
Mean age (y), children9.810.19.69.8
Sex of child was female (%)50.848.549.749.7
Had health insurance (%)*65.863.676.768.7
Child's provider was non-Vietnamese (%)*17.68.110.512.8
Child's provider was Vietnamese (%)*18.827.130.629.8
Child had institutional provider or no provider (%)*63.664.858.957.4
  • * Comparison of 3 sites by χ2 test, P = .001;

  • P = .009.