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Demographic Characteristics for MHOS (1998-2011) Respondents (Age 65+) with Completed Baseline Survey Before or After Their First Cancer Diagnosis, & Those Without Cancer

Demographic Characteristics Non-Cancer1
(N=253,310)
Survey before Cancer Diagnosis2
(N=35,584)
Survey after Cancer Diagnosis3
(N=53,656)
N % N % N %
Age
65-74 142,737 56.35 21,094 59.28 24,753 46.13
75-84 87,391 34.50 12,323 34.63 22,454 41.85
85+ 23,182 9.15 2,167 6.09 6,449 12.02
Gender
Male 100,362 39.62 18,319 51.48 26,832 50.01
Female 152,948 60.38 17,265 48.52 26,824 49.99
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown 11 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
White 179,312 70.79 27,713 77.88 41,241 76.86
Asian or Pacific Islander 21,202 8.37 1,952 5.49 3,423 6.38
Black or African American 19,724 7.79 2,580 7.25 3,796 7.07
Hispanic 26,305 10.38 2,519 7.08 3,786 7.06
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,234 0.49 188 0.53 232 0.43
Another race or multi-race 5,522 2.18 632 1.78 1,178 2.20
Marital Status
Unknown 6,666 2.63 922 2.59 1,345 2.51
Married 136,237 53.78 20,499 57.61 30,177 56.24
Divorced/separated 28,293 11.17 3,789 10.65 5,666 10.56
Widowed 74,055 29.23 9,346 26.26 14,863 27.70
Single/never married 8,059 3.18 1,028 2.89 1,605 2.99
Income
Unknown 55,351 21.85 7,517 21.12 11,113 20.71
Less than $10K 30,424 12.01 3,798 10.67 5,293 9.86
$10K to $19,999 54,757 21.62 7,761 21.81 11,279 21.02
$20K to $49,999 82,529 32.58 12,350 34.71 18,925 35.27
$50K to $79,999 19,315 7.63 2,666 7.49 4,384 8.17
$80K+ 10,934 4.32 1,492 4.19 2,662 4.96
Education
Unknown 6,371 2.52 806 2.27 1,360 2.53
< High school 72,752 28.72 10,136 28.48 13,734 25.60
HS grad 81,218 32.06 11,280 31.70 16,902 31.50
Some college 53,869 21.27 7,711 21.67 12,174 22.69
College graduate 18,885 7.46 2,720 7.64 4,445 8.28
College grad+ 20,215 7.98 2,931 8.24 5,041 9.40
Health Characteristics-Current Smoker?
Yes (every day or some days) 23,831 9.41 5,403 15.18 4,866 9.07
Not at all 173,362 68.44 20,752 58.32 39,475 73.57
DK/missing 56,117 22.15 9,429 26.50 9,315 17.36
Performance Measures4 Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores
Physical Component Summary Score (PCS) 40.3 41.3 38.2
Mental Component Summary Score (MCS) 51.6 52.2 50.9

1 Individuals not linked to SEER, no self-report of cancer and lived in SEER area at the time of baseline survey.
2 Individuals with baseline surveys before the first cancer diagnosis.
3 Individuals with the first baseline survey after any cancer diagnosis.
4 Overall, 99.2% of people in the sample have PCS12 and MCS12 scores.

Note: Respondents are counted once in the table.

P value = < .0001 from the Chi-Square statistics on demographic characteristics by cancer status.

Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014