Table 1

Demographic characteristics (column %) of male adults by race/ethnicity and lifetime homelessness

Non-Hispanic white adultsNon-Hispanic black adultsBivariate analysis of experiencing lifetime homelessness
Experiencing homelessnessNot experiencing homelessnessP valueExperiencing homelessnessNot experiencing homelessnessP valueMain effect of being black, OR (95% CI)Main effect of each factor, OR (95% CI)Interaction of being black and each factor, OR (95% CI)
Sample size
 Unweighted sample60679492992854
 Weighted population4 921 79170 563 1071 113 70811 355 268
Age, mean±SD44.8±13.248.3±15.3<0.00142.4±19.742.7±21.10.8470.86 (0.52 to 1.43)0.99 (0.97 to 0.99)1.01 (1.00 to 1.02)
Marital status
 Married33.858.917.736.2ReferenceReference
 Never married25.920.8<0.00147.438.4<0.0011.20 (0.78 to 1.83)2.17 (1.73 to 2.71)1.17 (0.70 to 1.92)
 Other40.320.335.025.43.46 (2.85 to 4.20)0.82 (0.50 to 1.33)
Income (US$)
 <20 00040.915.060.430.6ReferenceReference
 ≥20 000 and <40 00026.320.9<0.00122.626.8<0.0011.02 (0.77 to 1.36)0.46 (0.37 to 0.58)0.93 (0.66 to 1.61)
 ≥40 00032.964.117.042.60.19 (0.15 to 0.24)1.08 (0.71 to 1.63)
Employed69.874.90.00760.670.60.0061.56 (1.16 to 2.11)0.77 (0.64 to 0.93)0.83 (0.57 to 1.20)
≥Bachelor’s degree16.534.0<0.0018.315.70.0051.21 (0.97 to 1.51)0.38 (0.30 to 0.49)1.26 (0.73 to 2.16)
Veteran21.919.30.21018.115.70.3721.32 (1.04 to 1.67)0.85 (0.66 to 1.10)1.40 (0.90 to 2.18)
Insurance
 Private36.766.3<0.00118.745.6<0.0011.12 (0.88 to 1.42)0.30 (0.24 to 0.37)0.93 (0.63 to 1.37)
 Medicare20.723.30.23019.617.80.5601.33 (1.07 to 1.66)0.86 (0.68 to 1.10)1.31 (0.82 to 2.09)
 Medicaid15.75.2<0.00125.611.4<0.0011.33 (1.07 to 1.64)3.44 (2.59 to 4.55)0.78 (0.48 to 1.28)
 Uninsured29.313.2<0.00139.327.0<0.0011.44 (1.12 to 1.84)2.72 (2.18 to 3.41)0.64 (0.45 to 0.92)
Living in urban areas71.172.80.49392.186.90.2060.80 (0.33 to 1.92)0.92 (0.72 to 1.17)1.92 (0.80 to 4.60)
  • Data were from National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III.