Table 3: Health care characteristics of cancer survivors, 1992 and 2010 NHIS.

Characteristic1992 cancer survivors (dx <10 years ago)2010 cancer survivors (dx <10 years ago) value2010 cancer survivors (dx ≥10 years ago)
% of total (95% confidence interval) % of total (95% confidence interval) % of total (95% confidence interval)

Type of treatment for most recent cancer
 Any chemo 13420.5 (17.1–24.3)25926.4 (23.6–29.4)0.07215024.7 (21.5–28.1)
 Any radiation15924.5 (21.2–28.2)28630.4 (27.2–33.8)0.37313521.6 (18.4–25.2)
 Any surgery 44568.5 (64.1–72.6)61966.6 (63.3–69.7)0.10845674.5 (70.1–78.5)
 Other17526.2 (22.2–30.7)15717.1 (14.4–20.2)9515.1 (12.2–18.5)
Participate in a research study/clinical trials as part of cancer treatment
 Yes**10310.4 (8.5–12.8)<0.001**
 No61595.3 (92.8- 97.0)82989.6 (87.2–91.5)56492.4 (89.7–94.5)
Ever denied health or life insurance coverage because of cancer
 Yes6310.9 (8.0–14.8)595.9 (4.6–7.7)<0.00154 8.9 (6.7–11.7)
 No58089.1 (85.2–92.0)87894.1 (92.4–95.4)55891.1 (88.3–93.3)
After diagnosis did you receive any counseling or join support group
 Yes9614.4 (11.6–17.6)14714.1 (12.1–16.5)0.3788412.6 (10.0–15.6)
 No54985.6 (82.4–88.4)79185.9 (83.5–87.9)52787.4 (84.4–89.9)
If you did not receive counseling, what was the reason
 I did not know it was  available549.6 (6.9–13.1)11713.6 (11.2–16.5)<0.00110920.9 (17.4–24.9)
 I did not want it5911.6 (8.4–15.8)18224.5 (21.3–28.0)10319.4 (16.0–23.4)
 I did not think I needed it33964.2 (59.1–69.0)38950.7 (46.7–54.5)24447.2 (42.7–51.8)
 Other7314.6 (11.2–18.8)9411.2 (9.1–13.7)6712.5 (9.9–15.5)
If you did not receive counseling, would you have been interested
 Yes**5442.9 (33.6–52.8)0.058**
 No**5957.1 (47.2–66.4)6263.2 (52.6–72.7)

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.