Journal of Cancer Epidemiology / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

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

Table 3

Adjusted mean HRQOL scores by demographic, health, and psychosocial characteristics.

OverallBreastProstateColorectalGynecologic
MCSPCSMCSPCSMCSPCSMCSPCSMCSPCS

Demographic
 Age
  65−7450.9 (0.5) b43.6 (0.5) b49.3 (1.1) b41.8 (1.2) b51.5 (0.8)46.8 (0.9) b51.6 (0.9)42.7 (1.1) b50.1 (1.0)42.1 (1.1) b
  75−8452.4 (0.5) a41.9 (0.7) a51.3 (1.2) a40.4 (1.3) b, c52.2 (1.1)42.5 (1.2) a53.9 (1.1)41.4 (1.6) a52.1 (1.1)41.3 (1.3) b
  85+52.2 (0.5) a39.6 (0.7) a52.4 (1.1) a36.6 (1.2) a52.1 (1.1)41.5 (1.3) a52.1 (1.1)39.2 (1.3) a51.6 (1.4)37.9 (1.5) a
 Race/ethnicity
  NHW52.6 (0.5)42.6 (0.6) b53.6 (1.1) b40.4 (1.3) b53.7 (1.1) b40.4 (1.3) b51.3 (1.1) a42.9 (1.2) b52.8 (0.9)42.2 (1.1)
  HW51.7 (0.7)43.4 (0.8) b48.0 (1.4) a41.9 (1.6) b48.0 (1.4) a41.9 (1.6) b55.1 (1.5) b40.6 (1.8) a51.7 (1.5)42.1 (1.7)
  AA51.6 (0.6)40.2 (0.7) a52.7 (1.3) b38.1 (1.5) a52.7 (1.3) b38.1 (1.5) a51.7 (1.4) a39.9 (1.6) a48.3 (1.4)38.5 (1.6)
  Asian American51.4 (0.7)40.6 (0.8) a49.9 (1.4) a37.9 (1.5) a49.9 (1.4) a37.9 (1.5) a52.1 (1.4) a41.1 (1.6) a52.2 (1.5)38.8 (1.7)
 Education
  <HS49.8 (0.8) b40.4 (0.9) a49.8 (1.9)32.1 (2.1) a49.8 (1.9)32.1 (2.1) b49.4 (1.6)40.8 (1.9) b50.2 (1.8)40.7 (2.1) a
  HS/GED51.8 (0.7) a40.2 (0.7) a51.6 (1.3)42.3 (1.5) b51.6 (1.3)42.3 (1.5) a54.2 (1.4)36.8 (1.7) a51.3 (1.3)37.7 (1.4) b, c
  Some C/T52.8 (0.5) a41.8 (0.6) b52.3 (1.0)41.9 (1.2) b52.3 (1.0)41.9 (1.2) a52.6 (0.9)43.0 (1.2) b, c52.1 (1.1)40.6 (1.2) a
  College grad52.8 (0.5) a44.4 (0.6) a50.6 (1.2)41.9 (1.3) b50.6 (1.2)41.9 (1.3) a53.9 (1.2)43.9 (1.4) b, c51.7 (1.2)42.6 (1.3) b

 Health
  Beta coef (SE)
  Comorbidity−0.5 (0.1)−1.4 (0.1)−0.5 (0.2)−1.2 (0.2)−0.5 (0.2)−1.2 (0.2)−0.4 (0.2)−1.5 (0.2)−0.4 (0.2)−1.8 (0.2)

 Psychosocial
  Beta Coef. (SE)
  Social support0.1 (0.1)0.1 (0.1)0.2 (0.1)0.1 (0.1)0.2 (0.1)0.1 (0.1)0.2 (0.1)0.1 (0.1)0.2 (0.1)0.1 (0.3)
  Optimism0.8 (0.1)0.6 (0.1)0.9 (0.1)0.2 (0.2)0.7 (0.2)0.5 (0.2)0.9 (0.1)0.8 (0.2)0.7 (0.2)0.7 (0.2)

Model Adj 𝑅 2 22.129.024.936.215.936.120.933.220.937.0

Adjusted for all other variables in the model.
NHW: non-Hispanic White; HW: Hispanic White; AA: African American.
Note: values in bold indicate P value < . 0 5 from overall F-test.
Different letters denote statistically significant differences using Tukey’s post hoc tests.