Table 1: Description of study sample with reported cancer and diagnosed depression. Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, 2000–2005.

NWeighted %

Year
 200012513.1
 200112714.3
 200217018.7
 200315818.9
 200414718.2
 200513816.8
Gender
 Female59369.5
 Male27230.5
Race/ethnicity
 White78390.5
 African American273.0
 Latino324.1
 Other232.4
Age in years
 65–6911314.2
 70–7418325.0
 75–7920226.9
 80+36733.9
Marital status
 Married38245.5
 Widowed37041.5
 Divorced/separated8710.6
 Other262.5
Community status
 Urban63576.7
 Rural23023.3
Education
 Less than high school22125.6
 High school30836.1
 Some college14616.9
 College18621.4
Poverty status
 LT 200%42747.8
200%43852.2
Prescription drug coverage
 Yes68380.1
 No18219.9
Health status
 Excellent/very good647.0
 Good19122.6
 Fair/poor10712.5
Functional status (ADL)
 No difficulties with ADLs47855.9
 1-2 23627.0
 3–6 14917.1
Smoking status
 Current smoker739.0
 Past smoker45252.7
 Never smoked34038.2
Body mass index
 Underweight/normal38342.1
 Overweight30835.9
 Obese16822.0

Note: Based on 865 person—years of elderly Medicare beneficiaries with reported cancer and diagnosed depression.
ADL: activity of daily living.