Table 2: Cancer diagnosis characteristics of survivors, 1992 and 2010 NHIS.

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

Total1018100.001718100.00
How many types of cancer have you had
 187886.6 (83.9–88.9)154289.4 (87.8–90.8)0.05
 2+14013.4 (11.1–16.1)17610.6 (9.2–12.2)
Site or cancer type
 Breast21720.6 (17.7–23.8)39322.9 (20.7–25.2)
 Cervical12311.3 (9.2–13.7)1548.8 (7.4–10.4)
 Colorectal10410.2 (7.9–12.9)1408.0 (6.8–9.5)
 Hematologic malignancies**1036.4 (5.2–7.9)
 Lung and other respiratory system**573.6 (2.7–4.7)
 Other female genital system15914.6 (12.3–17.3)1237.3 (5.9–9.1)
 Prostate788.9 (7.0–11.4)23113.1 (11.7–14.7)
 Skin (melanoma)**1429.5 (8.1–11.1)
 Urinary system**815.2 (4.0–6.6)
 Other17516.6 (14.3–19.2)25415.3 (13.5–17.2)
Age at diagnosis of most recent cancer (years)
 0–2915415.2 (12.8–17.9)22112.9 (11.3–14.7)0.002
 30–4423523.9 (21.2–26.9)31818.2 (16.3–20.2)
 45–5414214.5 (12.2–17.2)31117.9 (16.0–19.8)
 55–6417818.6 (15.7–21.8)39522.8 (20.7–25.0)
 65+28827.8 (24.7–31.2)45828.3 (25.9–30.7)
Years since diagnosis of most recent cancer
 <1**895.8 (4.6–7.2)<0.001
 1 to <538840.8 (37.4–44.4)47929.8 (27.4–32.3)
 5 to <10 22021.7 (18.9–24.8)35021.8 (19.6–24.3)
 10 to <1512712.2 (10.2–14.6)26716.8 (14.9–18.9)
 15 to <20949.18 (7.3–11.5)1328.2 (6.9–9.7)
 20+13512.8 (10.6–15.3)27317.6 (15.5–19.9)

Suppressed if the denominator is <50 or the RSE is >30 percent.
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.