Demographic Characteristics for MHOS (1998-2017) Respondents (Age 65+) with Completed Survey Before or After Their First Cancer Diagnosis, and Those Without Cancer

Demographic Characteristics Non-Cancer1
(N=435,193)
Survey before Cancer Diagnosis2
(N=71,276)
Survey after Cancer Diagnosis3
(N=99,395)
N % N % N %
Age
65-74 257,488 (59.17) 43,927 (61.63) 48,666 (48.96)
75-84 137,570 (31.61) 23,218 (32.57) 38,307 (38.54)
85+ 40,135 (9.22) 4,131 (5.80) 12,422 (12.50)
Gender
Male 171,850 (39.49) 35,674 (50.05) 48,621 (48.92)
Female 263,343 (60.51) 35,602 (49.95) 50,774 (51.08)
Race/Ethnicity
Unknown 46 (0.01) 0 (0.01) 0 0.00
White 287,658 (66.10) 52,926 (74.25) 73,125 (73.57)
Asian or Pacific Islander 41,304 (9.49) 4,691 (6.58) 6,686 (6.73)
Black or African American 40,219 (9.24) 5,995 (8.41) 8,645 (8.70)
Hispanic 54,643 (12.56) 5,936 (8.33) 8,369 (8.42)
American Indian or Alaskan Native 2,066 (0.47) 351 (0.49) 414 (0.42)
Another race or multi-race 9,257 (2.13) 1,377 (1.93) 2,156 (2.17)
Marital Status
Unknown 10,591 (2.43) 1,784 (2.50) 2,462 (2.48)
Married 228,005 (52.39) 40,644 (57.02) 54,274 (54.60)
Divorced/separated 61,427 (14.11) 8,796 (12.34) 13,148 (13.23)
Widowed 118,072 (27.13) 17,718 (24.86) 25,935 (26.09)
Single/never married 17,098 (3.93) 2,334 (3.27) 3,576 (3.60)
Income
Unknown 93,928 (21.58) 14,716 (20.65) 20,274 (20.40)
Less than $10K 56,200 (12.91) 7,716 (10.83) 10,543 (10.61)
$10K to $19,999 88,624 (20.36) 14,853 (20.84) 19,123 (19.24)
$20K to $49,999 136,320 (31.32) 24,441 (34.29) 33,982 (34.19)
$50K to $79,999 36,018 (8.28) 5,945 (8.34) 9,200 (9.26)
$80K+ 24,103 (5.54) 3,605 (5.06) 6,273 (6.31)
Education
Unknown 12,328 (2.83) 1,676 (2.35) 2,855 (2.87)
< High school 118,597 (27.25) 19,243 (27.00) 23,285 (23.43)
HS grad 133,645 (30.71) 22,547 (31.63) 30,072 (30.26)
Some college 95,892 (22.03) 15,911 (22.32) 23,505 (23.65)
College graduate 35,622 (8.19) 5,644 (7.92) 9,170 (9.23)
College grad+ 39,109 (8.99) 6,255 (8.78) 10,508 (10.57)
Health Characteristics-Current Smoker?
Yes (every day or some days) 40,689 (9.35) 10,532 (14.78) 8,773 (8.83)
Not at all 337,129 (77.47) 47,259 (66.30) 80,255 (80.74)
DK/missing 57,375 (13.18) 13,485 (18.92) 10,367 (10.43)
Performance Measures4 Mean Scores Mean Scores Mean Scores
Physical Component Summary Score (PCS) 40.12 41.37 38.35
Mental Component Summary Score (MCS) 50.96 52.13 50.59

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, 99.5% 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 May, 2019