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

Demographic Characteristics Non-Cancer1
(N=330,125)
Survey before Cancer Diagnosis2
(N=46,402)
Survey after Cancer Diagnosis3
(N=71,025)
N % N % N %
Age
65-74 190,285 (57.64) 27,872 (60.07) 33,717 (47.47)
75-84 109,646 (33.21) 15,748 (33.94) 28,604 (40.27)
85+ 30,194 (9.15) 2,782 (6.00) 8,704 (12.25)
Gender
Male 130,802 (39.62) 23,703 (51.08) 35,316 (49.72)
Female 199,323 (60.38) 22,699 (48.92) 35,709 (50.28)
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown 13 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
White 226,139 (68.50) 35,504 (76.51) 53,577 (75.43)
Asian or Pacific Islander 29,532 (8.95) 2,758 (5.94) 4,648 (6.54)
Black or African American 28,024 (8.49) 3,565 (7.68) 5,522 (7.77)
Hispanic 37,600 (11.39) 3,468 (7.47) 5,425 (7.64)
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,601 (0.48) 244 (0.53) 325 (0.46)
Another race or multi-race 7,216 (2.19) 863 (1.86) 1,528 (2.15)
Marital Status
Unknown 8,237 (2.50) 1,170 (2.52) 1,768 (2.49)
Married 176,072 (53.33) 26,664 (57.46) 39,635 (55.80)
Divorced/separated 41,208 (12.48) 5,115 (11.02) 8,223 (11.58)
Widowed 93,214 (28.24) 12,057 (25.98) 19,101 (26.89)
Single/never married 11,394 (3.45) 1,396 (3.01) 2,298 (3.24)
Income
Unknown 70,298 (21.29) 9,672 (20.84) 14,411 (20.29)
Less than $10K 41,554 (12.59) 4,943 (10.65) 7,334 (10.33)
$10K to $19,999 70,775 (21.44) 10,011 (21.57) 14,526 (20.45)
$20K to $49,999 106,655 (32.31) 16,086 (34.67) 24,962 (35.15)
$50K to $79,999 25,660 (7.77) 3,613 (7.79) 6,025 (8.48)
$80K+ 15,183 (4.60) 2,077 (4.48) 3,767 (5.30)
Education
Unknown 8,511 (2.58) 1,065 (2.30) 1,872 (2.64)
< High school 94,116 (28.51) 12,992 (28.00) 17,653 (24.85)
HS grad 104,437 (31.64) 14,672 (31.62) 22,097 (31.11)
Some college 70,665 (21.41) 10,235 (22.06) 16,363 (23.04)
College graduate 25,308 (7.67) 3,576 (7.71) 6,125 (8.62)
College grad+ 27,088 (8.21) 3,862 (8.32) 6,915 (9.74)
Health Characteristics-Current Smoker?
Yes (every day or some days) 31,247 (9.47) 6,950 (14.98) 6,417 (9.03)
Not at all 241,640 (73.20) 28,517 (61.46) 54,858 (77.24)
DK/missing 57,238 (17.34) 10,935 (23.57) 9,750 (13.73)
Performance Measures4 Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores
Physical Component Summary Score (PCS) 40.02 41.22 38.10
Mental Component Summary Score (MCS) 51.40 52.26 50.92

1: Individuals not linked to SEER, no self-report of cancer and lived in SEER area at the time of MHOS survey.

2: Individuals with MHOS survey before their first cancer diagnosis.

3: Individuals with the first 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.