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• Percentage of white Americans 12 years or older who are suffering from depression: 4.8% • Percentage of African Americans 12 years or older who are suffering from depression: 8.0%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of non-Hispanic whites over the age of 18 in 2008 who participated in regular leisure-time physical activity: 35.4% • Percentage of non-Hispanic blacks over the age of 18 in 2008 who participated in regular leisure-time physical activity: 24.6%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of white children ages 12 to 17 in 2006 who participated in a sport after school or outside of school: 51.0% • Percentage of black children ages 12 to 17 in 2006 who participated in a sport after school or outside of school: 36.8%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of all Americans who have not read a book in the past year: 27% • Percentage of African Americans who have not read a book in the past year: 20%
Associated Press Ipsos Poll
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of all black households that had broadband access to the Internet in 2005: 14% • Percentage of all black households that had broadband access to the Internet in 2007: 40%
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of all black households where the head of household had a college education that had broadband access to the Internet in 2005: 48% • Percentage of all black households where the head of household had a college education that had broadband access to the Internet in 2007: 70%
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of married black mothers in urban areas who attend church regularly: 63% • Percentage of married white mothers in urban areas who attend church regularly: 42%
Center for Marriage and Families
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of all white households who borrowed a book from a public library in the month prior to the survey: 26.8% • Percentage of all black households who borrowed a book from a public library in the month prior to the survey: 23.2%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of all white households with children who used a public library in the month prior to the survey to complete a school assignment: 21.8% • Percentage of all black households with children who used a public library in the month prior to the survey to complete a school assignment: 25.1%
U.S. Department of Education
Category: Behavioral
• Median age of the non-Hispanic white population of the United States in 2004: 40.1 years • Median age of the non-Hispanic black population of the United States in 2004: 31.4 years
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of all foreign-born blacks in the United States in 2004 whose native country was in Africa: 30.4% • Percentage of all foreign-born blacks in the United States in 2004 whose native country was in Latin America: 66.3%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of all adult whites in the United States in 2000 who used public transportation to go to work: 3% • Percentage of all adult blacks in the United States in 2000 who used public transportation to go to work: 14%
U.S. Census Bureau
Category: Behavioral
• Percentage of white high school students who were engaged in a physical fight in 2003: 30.5% • Percentage of black high school students who were engaged in a physical fight in 2003: 39.7%
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Behavioral