Demographic Characteristics for MHOS (1998-2014) Respondents (Age 65+) with Completed Survey Before or After Their First Cancer Diagnosis, and Those Without Cancer

Demographic Characteristics Non-Cancer1
(N=355,162)
Survey before Cancer Diagnosis2
(N=57,811)
Survey after Cancer Diagnosis3
(N=78,908)
N % N % N %
Age
65-74 205,872 (57.97) 35,149 (60.80) 37,753 (47.84)
75-84 116,454 (32.79) 19,256 (33.31) 31,430 (39.83)
85+ 32,836 (9.25) 3,406 (5.89) 9,725 (12.32)
Gender
Male 140,125 (39.45) 29,198 (50.51) 39,047 (49.48)
Female 215,037 (60.55) 28,613 (49.49) 39,861 (50.52)
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown 17 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00
White 240,887 (67.82) 43,544 (75.32) 59,102 (74.90)
Asian or Pacific Islander 32,481 (9.15) 3,641 (6.30) 5,233 (6.63)
Black or African American 30,887 (8.70) 4,681 (8.10) 6,341 (8.04)
Hispanic 41,523 (11.69) 4,536 (7.85) 6,182 (7.83)
American Indian or Alaskan Native 1,715 (0.48) 306 (0.53) 359 (0.45)
Another race or multi-race 7,652 (2.15) 1,103 (1.91) 1,691 (2.14)
Marital Status
Unknown 8,796 (2.48) 1,426 (2.47) 1,959 (2.48)
Married 188,530 (53.08) 33,179 (57.39) 43,837 (55.55)
Divorced/separated 45,842 (12.91) 6,700 (11.59) 9,465 (11.99)
Widowed 99,293 (27.96) 14,720 (25.46) 21,040 (26.66)
Single/never married 12,701 (3.58) 1,786 (3.09) 2,607 (3.30)
Income
Unknown 75,546 (21.27) 11,970 (20.71) 15,977 (20.25)
Less than $10K 45,136 (12.71) 6,201 (10.73) 8,210 (10.40)
$10K to $19,999 75,423 (21.24) 12,327 (21.32) 15,885 (20.13)
$20K to $49,999 113,913 (32.07) 19,976 (34.55) 27,598 (34.97)
$50K to $79,999 28,075 (7.90) 4,634 (8.02) 6,906 (8.75)
$80K+ 17,069 (4.81) 2,703 (4.68) 4,332 (5.49)
Education
Unknown 9,314 (2.62) 1,314 (2.27) 2,117 (2.68)
< High school 99,953 (28.14) 16,017 (27.71) 19,260 (24.41)
HS grad 111,583 (31.42) 18,334 (31.71) 24,440 (30.97)
Some college 76,770 (21.62) 12,792 (22.13) 18,314 (23.21)
College graduate 27,722 (7.81) 4,453 (7.70) 6,894 (8.74)
College grad+ 29,820 (8.40) 4,901 (8.48) 7,883 (9.99)
Health Characteristics-Current Smoker?
Yes (every day or some days) 33,229 (9.36) 8,616 (14.90) 7,060 (8.95)
Not at all 265,214 (74.67) 36,969 (63.95) 61,913 (78.46)
DK/missing 56,719 (15.97) 12,226 (21.15) 9,935 (12.59)
Performance Measures4 Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores
Physical Component Summary Score (PCS) 39.91 41.22 38.08
Mental Component Summary Score (MCS) 51.34 52.29 50.94

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.