Table 3

Demographic and clinical characteristics by survivor status

Short-Term Survivors

Long-Term Survivors

Total Sample


n

%

n

%

n

%


Age*

Under 50

87

14.7

30

18.6

117

15.5

50–65

209

35.3

84

52.2

293

38.9

Over 65

296

50.0

47

29.2

343

45.6


Sex*

Female

372

62.8

122

75.8

494

65.6

Male

220

37.2

39

24.2

259

34.4


Marital Status

With Partner

413

69.8

100

62.1

513

68.1

No Partner

179

30.7

61

37.9

240

31.2


Ethnicity

Japanese

233

39.4

74

46.0

307

40.8

Caucasian

198

33.5

45

28.0

243

32.3

Hawaiian

70

11.8

19

11.8

89

11.8

Filipino

59

10.0

14

8.7

73

9.7

Other

32

5.4

9

5.6

32

5.4


Children

None

98

16.6

27

16.8

125

16.6

One

78

13.2

19

11.8

97

12.9

Two

160

27.0

52

32.3

212

28.2

Three

98

16.6

30

18.6

128

17.0

Four or More

156

26.4

30

18.6

186

24.7


Education

No Degree

69

11.7

11

6.9

80

10.7

High School

131

22.2

29

18.2

160

21.4

Some College

193

32.8

56

35.2

249

33.3

College Degree

127

21.6

34

21.4

161

21.5

Graduate Degree

69

11.7

29

18.2

98

13.1


Family Income

Under $25,000

173

31.4

45

28.7

218

30.8

$25,000–$50,000

174

31.6

42

26.8

216

30.5

Over $50,000

204

37.0

70

44.6

274

38.7


Treatment

Surgery

465

78.6

133

82.6

598

79.4

Chemotherapy*

82

13.9

39

24.2

121

16.1

Radiation*

262

44.3

87

54.0

349

46.4

Hormone

96

16.2

25

15.5

121

16.1


Site*

Breast

222

37.5

78

48.4

300

39.8

Digestive

92

15.5

15

9.3

107

14.2

Prostate

84

14.2

16

9.9

100

13.3

Female Genital

59

10.0

19

11.8

78

10.4

Other

135

22.8

33

20.5

168

22.3


Total

592

78.6

161

21.4

753

100.0


Only data from the final sample are shown. For Treatment, responses are not mutually exclusive. Statistically significant differences (p < .01) are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Gotay and Pagano Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2007 5:15   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-5-15

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