Journal of Cancer Prevention

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Weighted proportion (%) of socio-demographic, health, and behavioral characteristics of US cancer patients and lung cancer patients aged ≥ 18 years, 1997-2015

Characteristics All cancers patients
(n = 40,291)
Lung cancer patients
(n = 1,287)
Patients Weighted proportion Patients Weighted proportion
All-cause deaths 11,840 26.89 (0.28) 798 62.37 (1.62)
Cancer deaths 4,229 9.87 (0.18) 499 39.62 (1.70)
Sex
Male 15,640 42.54 (0.31) 626 51.98 (1.69)
Female 24,651 57.46 (0.31) 661 48.02 (1.69)
Race/ethnicity
Non-Hispanic white 33,543 87.95 (0.21) 1,026 85.46 (1.08)
Non-Hispanic black 3,312 5.60 (0.15) 160 8.43 (0.87)
Hispanic/Latino 2,519 4.38 (0.13) 75 4.38 (0.58)
American Indian/Alaska native 212 0.50 (0.05) 9 0.71 (0.29)
Asian/Pacific islander 620 1.40 (0.07) 15 0.91 (0.28)
Non-Hispanic other race 85 0.17 (0.03) 2 0.10 (0.07)
Education
Less than high school 6,666 14.31 (0.24) 320 22.98 (1.34)
High school 12,326 30.85 (0.29) 467 38.58 (1.60)
Some college 11,065 27.37 (0.30) 287 21.24 (1.44)
Bachelor’s degree 6,034 16.31 (0.25) 127 10.41 (1.09)
≥ Master’s degree 4,200 11.16 (0.22) 86 6.79 (0.83)
Poverty status (%), ratio of family income to FPL
< 100 4,349 7.76 (0.16) 184 10.91 (0.99)
≥ 100 to < 200 7,103 14.91 (0.22) 282 19.59 (1.32)
≥ 200 to < 300 6,033 14.93 (0.23) 212 17.79 (1.31)
≥ 300 to < 400 4,047 10.57 (0.19) 122 10.13 (1.03)
≥ 400 11,857 34.35 (0.36) 251 22.74 (1.29)
Missing 6,902 17.48 (0.27) 236 18.84 (1.24)
Occupation
Professional and managerial 10,018 27.33 (0.31) 210 17.88 (1.39)
Sales/clerical and tech support 8,827 22.44 (0.26) 219 17.63 (1.31)
Service 4,376 10.46 (0.19) 121 8.79 (0.91)
Craft and repair 4,549 11.84 (0.23) 204 16.01 (1.15)
Laborer 1,448 3.71 (0.13) 61 6.05 (0.89)
Others 595 1.50 (0.07) 25 1.81 (0.42)
Unemployed/outside labor force 10,478 22.72 (0.30) 447 31.82 (1.46)
Housing tenure (home ownership)
Renter 10,178 19.43 (0.30) 373 22.90 (1.40)
Owner 30,113 80.57 (0.30) 914 77.10 (1.40)
Marital status
Currently married 19,172 61.61 (0.31) 566 57.07 (1.52)
Widowed 9,122 15.62 (0.21) 353 20.18 (1.10)
Divorced/ separated 8,205 15.14 (0.21) 269 16.04 (1.06)
Never married 3,792 7.63 (0.16) 99 6.71 (0.97)
Years in the USa
US-born 37,269 93.21 (0.16) 1,188 92.30 (0.95)
< 15 years 374 0.88 (0.06) 99 7.70 (0.95)
≥ 15 years 2,648 5.91 (0.15) N/A
Region
Northeast 6,877 18.10 (0.34) 236 19.63 (1.39)
Midwest 9,522 24.27 (0.37) 324 25.75 (1.38)
South 14,895 37.51 (0.48) 505 40.55 (1.61)
West 8,997 20.12 (0.37) 222 14.07 (1.22)
Self-reported health status
Excellent/very good/good 28,980 73.82 (0.29) 588 47.04 (1.72)
Fair/poor 11,311 26.18 (0.29) 699 52.96 (1.72)
K-6 distress scale
0 16,689 42.31 (0.33) 465 36.73 (1.61)
1-2 8,362 21.05 (0.24) 228 17.74 (1.27)
3-5 6,552 16.24 (0.22) 207 15.28 (1.17)
6-12 6,001 14.21 (0.22) 255 20.42 (1.34)
≥ 13 2,059 4.57 (0.13) 99 7.01 (0.84)
Missing 628 1.61 (0.10) 33 2.81 (0.57)
PA
No regular PA 18,246 42.50 (0.34) 827 63.34 (1.56)
Less than regular PA 10,704 27.38 (0.29) 266 21.05 (1.44)
Regular PA 10,388 27.55 (0.29) 175 13.74 (1.09)
Missing 953 2.57 (0.11) 19 1.87 (0.48)
BMI
< 25 14,945 36.62 (0.28) 591 44.60 (1.71)
≥ 25 to < 30 14,043 35.30 (0.28) 420 33.73 (1.65)
≥ 30 to < 40 8,923 22.26 (0.26) 226 18.29 (1.24)
≥ 40 1,412 3.31 (0.11) 29 2.10 (0.46)
Missing 968 2.51 (0.09) 21 1.28 (0.32)
Smoking status
Never smoker 18,348 45.29 (0.32) 203 15.60 (1.25)
Former smoker 14,910 37.75 (0.31) 804 64.05 (1.61)
Current smoker 7,033 16.96 (0.24) 280 20.34 (1.35)
Alcohol consumption
Lifetime abstainer 8,178 18.67 (0.27)
Former drinker 9,759 23.14 (0.28)
Current drinker 22,023 57.40 (0.34)
Unknown 331 0.79 (0.05)

Values for each characteristic are presented as numbers or weighted proportion and standard errors. PA, physical activity; FPL, Federal Poverty Level; K-6, Kessler 6; BMI, body mass index. aFor the lung cancer model, binary measure of the US-born/foreign-born variable was used and alcohol consumption was excluded.

J Cancer Prev 2022;27:89~100 https://doi.org/10.15430/JCP.2022.27.2.89
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