Table 1: Demographic characteristics of cancer survivors, 1992 and 2010 NHIS.

Characteristic1992 cancer survivors2010 cancer survivors value
% of total (95% confidence interval) % of total (95% confidence interval)

Total10181718
Age at interview (years)
 18–29595.9 (4.4–7.8)583.6 (2.7–4.7) <0.001
 30–4416916.5 (14.2–19.1)1719.4 (8.1–10.9)
 45–5411812.9 (10.5–15.7)26114.3 (12.7–16.1)
 55–6417317.9 (15.3–20.7)39222.6 (20.5–24.8)
 65+49946.9 (43.3–50.5)83650.1 (47.5–52.7)
Gender
 Male27831.4 (28.1–35.0)62536.6 (34.2–39.1)<0.001
 Female74068.6 (64.9–71.9)109363.4 (60.9–65.8)
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic, White 86788.6 (86.2–90.6)123982.4 (80.6–84.0)
 Non-Hispanic, Black846.5 (5.1–8.4)2459.1 (7.9–10.5)
 Hispanic**1675.8 (4.9–6.9)
 Other**672.7 (2.0–3.6)
Marital status
 Married51065. 0 (61.9–68.0)76644.6 (42.1–47.2)
 Unmarried50535.0 (32.0–38.1)95155.4 (52.8–57.9)
Education
 <High school/high school/GED67365.8 (62.1–69.2)76843.4 (40.9–45.9)
 Some college18618.3 (15.6–21.4)32119.4 (17.3–21.8)
 Associate degree/college grad/more15615.9 (13.6–18.7)61937.2 (34.5–40.0)
Employment status
 Employed35936.6 (33.4–40.0)57634.1 (31.8–36.5)
 Not employed or not in labor force (18+)65963.4 (60.0–66.6)114265.9 (63.5–68.2)
Region
 Northeast18718.7 (15.5–22.4)29018.2 (16.0–20.7)0.817
 Midwest27927.4 (23.7–31.4)42825.8 (23.7–28.0)
 South34534.6 (30.6–38.8)61435.0 (32.6–37.5)
 West20719.4 (16.5–22.6)38620.9 (18.7–23.4)

Suppressed if the denominator is <50 or the relative standard error (RSE) is >30%.
Differences between 1992 and 2010 data were tested using chi-square tests.
Statistical tests were not conducted where data were not reported consistently over time.
Subtotals presented do not equal actual totals because respondents with missing data for a particular characteristic are not included in distribution counts for that characteristic.