Demographic Characteristics for MHOS (1998-2013) Respondents (Age 65+) with Completed Baseline Survey Before or After Their First Cancer Diagnosis, & Those Without Cancer

Demographic Characteristics Non-Cancer1
(N=324,314)
Survey before Cancer Diagnosis2
(N=46,139)
Survey after Cancer Diagnosis3
(N=70,198)
N % N % N %
Age
65-74 186,789 (57.60) 27,676 (59.98) 33,218 (47.32)
75-84 107,977 (33.29) 15,691 (34.01) 28,352 (40.39)
85+ 29,548 (9.11) 2,772 (6.01) 8,628 (12.29)
Gender
Male 128,568 (39.64) 23,558 (51.06) 34,928 (49.76)
Female 195,746 (60.36) 22,581 (48.94) 35,270 (50.24)
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown 13 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
White 222,177 (68.51) 35,306 (76.52) 52,944 (75.42)
Asian or Pacific Islander 29,081 (8.97) 2,751 (5.96) 4,607 (6.56)
Black or African American 27,431 (8.46) 3,534 (7.66) 5,448 (7.76)
Hispanic 36,913 (11.38) 3,447 (7.47) 5,363 (7.64)
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,576 (0.49) 240 (0.52) 321 (0.46)
Another race or multi-race 7,123 (2.20) 861 (1.87) 1,515 (2.16)
Marital Status
Unknown 8,094 (2.50) 1,168 (2.53) 1,749 (2.49)
Married 173,129 (53.38) 26,496 (57.43) 39,123 (55.73)
Divorced/separated 40,264 (12.42) 5,082 (11.01) 8,110 (11.55)
Widowed 91,705 (28.28) 12,003 (26.01) 18,955 (27.00)
Single/never married 11,122 (3.43) 1,390 (3.01) 2,261 (3.22)
Income
Unknown 69,101 (21.31) 9,624 (20.86) 14,262 (20.32)
Less than $10K 40,781 (12.57) 4,915 (10.65) 7,268 (10.35)
$10K to $19,999 69,351 (21.38) 9,950 (21.57) 14,342 (20.43)
$20K to $49,999 104,822 (32.32) 15,988 (34.65) 24,635 (35.09)
$50K to $79,999 25,301 (7.80) 3,593 (7.79) 5,961 (8.49)
$80K+ 14,958 (4.61) 2,069 (4.48) 3,730 (5.31)
Education
Unknown 8,333 (2.57) 1,057 (2.29) 1,851 (2.64)
< High school 92,431 (28.50) 12,910 (27.98) 17,465 (24.88)
HS grad 102,607 (31.64) 14,585 (31.61) 21,843 (31.12)
Some college 69,306 (21.37) 10,174 (22.05) 16,139 (22.99)
College graduate 24,951 (7.69) 3,564 (7.72) 6,070 (8.65)
College grad+ 26,686 (8.23) 3,849 (8.34) 6,830 (9.73)
Health Characteristics-Current Smoker?
Yes (every day or some days) 30,573 (9.43) 6,902 (14.96) 6,317 (9.00)
Not at all 237,198 (73.14) 28,339 (61.42) 54,191 (77.20)
DK/missing 56,543 (17.43) 10,898 (23.62) 9,690 (13.80)
Performance Measures4 Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores
Physical Component Summary Score (PCS) 40.10 41.25 38.15
Mental Component Summary Score (MCS) 51.46 52.27 50.95

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 their first cancer diagnosis.

3: Individuals with the first baseline survey after any cancer diagnosis.

4: Overall, 99.4% 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.