Demographic Characteristics for MHOS (1998-2019) Respondents (Age 65+) with Completed Survey Before or After their First Cancer Diagnosis, and Those Without Cancer

Demographic Characteristics Non-Cancer1
(N=705,287)
Survey Before Cancer Diagnosis2
(N=124,629)
Survey After Cancer Diagnosis3
(N=138,118)
N % N % N %
Age
65-74 420,863 (59.67) 77,997 (62.58) 69,557 (50.36)
75-84 218,236 (30.94) 39,568 (31.75) 51,969 (37.63)
85+ 66,188 (9.38) 7,064 (5.67) 16,592 (12.01)
Gender
Male 275,932 (39.12) 61,548 (49.38) 69,379 (50.23)
Female 429,353 (60.88) 63,081 (50.62) 68,739 (49.77)
Unknown - - - - - -
Race/Ethnicity
White 490,653 (69.57) 96,587 (77.50) 104,124 (75.39)
Asian or
Pacific Islander
53,416 (7.57) 6,379 (5.12) 8,008 (5.80)
Black or
African American
70,931 (10.06) 11,244 (9.02) 13,281 (9.62)
Hispanic 84,483 (11.98) 9,492 (7.62) 11,745 (8.50)
American Indian
or Alaskan Native
3,423 (0.49) 589 (0.47) 560 (0.41)
Another race
or multi-race
2,211 (0.31) 338 (0.27) 400 (0.29)
Unknown 170 (0.02) - - - -
Marital Status
Married 361,119 (51.20) 70,542 (56.60) 75,183 (54.43)
Divorced/Separated 102,032 (14.47) 15,465 (12.41) 18,909 (13.69)
Widowed 191,707 (27.18) 30,957 (24.84) 34,710 (25.13)
Single/Never married 33,922 (4.81) 4,843 (3.89) 5,920 (4.29)
Unknown 16,507 (2.34) 2,822 (2.26) 3,396 (2.46)
Income
Less than $10K 93,216 (13.22) 13,797 (11.07) 14,697 (10.64)
$10K to $19,999 139,447 (19.77) 25,943 (20.82) 25,459 (18.43)
$20K to $49,999 216,331 (30.67) 42,587 (34.17) 46,288 (33.51)
$50K to $79,999 58,678 (8.32) 10,246 (8.22) 13,256 (9.60)
$80K+ 41,544 (5.89) 6,361 (5.10) 9,649 (6.99)
Unknown 156,071 (22.13) 25,695 (20.62) 28,769 (20.83)
Education
< High school 192,856 (27.34) 33,979 (27.26) 31,708 (22.96)
HS grad 219,617 (31.14) 40,797 (32.73) 42,279 (30.61)
Some college 150,078 (21.28) 26,525 (21.28) 31,918 (23.11)
College graduate 56,859 (8.06) 9,682 (7.77) 12,815 (9.28)
College grad+ 64,370 (9.13) 10,666 (8.56) 15,178 (10.99)
Unknown 21,507 (3.05) 2,980 (2.39) 4,220 (3.06)
Health Characteristics-Current Smoker?
Yes (every day
or some days)
64,761 (9.18) 18,112 (14.53) 12,131 (8.78)
Not at all 86,256 (79.10) 86,256 (69.21) 114,910 (83.20)
DK/missing 82,613 (11.71) 20,261 (16.26) 11,077 (8.02)
Performance Measures4 Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores
Physical Component Summary Score (PCS) 40.21 41.49 38.41
Mental Component Summary Score(MCS) 51.04 52.13 50.77

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

2Individuals with MHOS survey before their first cancer diagnosis.

3Individuals with the first survey after any cancer diagnosis.

4Overall, 99.59% 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 Updated: 23 Nov, 2021