Journal of Cancer Epidemiology / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Double Jeopardy? Age, Race, and HRQOL in Older Adults with Cancer

Table 1

Sample characteristics (%).

TotalBreastProstateColorectalGyn.
𝑁 = 1 0 7 1 𝑁 = 2 4 7 𝑁 = 3 1 4 𝑁 = 2 7 4 𝑁 = 2 3 6

Current age
 65–7443.436.440.543.441.5
 75–8426.027.525.522.629.2
 85+30.636.023.933.929.2
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic, White33.631.525.733.142.3
 Hispanic, White19.619.824.417.316.9
 African American24.324.626.026.521.1
 Asian American22.424.123.923.219.7
Gender
 Male38.410050.6
 Female61.610049.4100
Education
 <High school9.97.312.410.98.8
 High school/GED17.018.914.916.318.0
 Some college/technical school36.233.530.241.540.1
 College graduate (or more)36.939.642.531.333.1
Health insurance
 Yes97.197.297.897.096.4
 No2.92.82.23.03.6
Stage (SEER)
 Localized45.674.448.362.9
 Regional21.323.949.114.2
 Distant6.81.51.31.520.6*
 Localized/regional (prostate only)95.7
 Unstaged1.80.33.11.02.2
Comorbid medical conditions
 Mean (std) 5 . 4 ± 3 . 7 5 . 7 ± 4 . 0 4 . 8 ± 3 . 3 5 . 3 ± 3 . 6 5 . 6 ± 3 . 5
Current symptoms
 Mean (std) 6 . 3 ± 4 . 7 6 . 7 ± 4 . 4 5 . 2 ± 4 . 4 5 . 8 ± 4 . 7 7 . 2 ± 4 . 9

*The high rate of distant disease in the gynecologic group reflects higher rates of distant disease in African American women with endometrial cancer, which is comparable to rates in the US population.