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Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of colon cancer survivors and population-based controls in North Carolina (N = 737)

CharacteristicSurvivors (n = 278)
Controls (n = 459)
P value for change*
NCCCSNC STRIDESChangeP valueNCCCSNC STRIDESChangeP value
Age (years)          
    Mean ± SD 63.3 (10.2) 65.4 (10.4) 2.1 0.58 64.9 (9.5) 67.6 (9.6) 2.7 0.003 0.79 
Sex (%)          
    Males 52.9 52.9 N/A 0.99 52.9 52.9 N/A 0.88 1.0 
    Females 47.1 47.1 N/A  47.1 47.1 N/A   
Education (%)          
    ≤High school 57.4 57.4 0.37 49.7 51.2 1.5 0.57 0.93 
    Some college 21.7 18.8 −2.9  24.9 21.4 −3.5   
    College graduate/Advanced degree 20.9 23.8 2.9  25.4 27.4 2.0   
Race (%)          
    White 60.8 60.8 N/A 0.72 60.8 60.8 N/A 0.91 0.94 
    African American 39.2 39.2 N/A  39.2 39.2 N/A   
Marital status (%)          
    Married/living with partner 66.4 64.6 −1.8 0.96 68.5 65.4 −3.1 0.64 0.90 
    Divorced/separated/widowed 28.2 30.3 2.1  28.2 32.0 3.8   
    Never married 5.4 5.1 −0.3  3.3 2.6 −0.7   
Employment status (%)          
    Employed outside the home 50.9 35.7 −15.2 0.003 47.9 36.6 −11.3 0.08 0.30 
    Retired/Not employed outside the home 49.1 64.3 15.2  52.1 63.4 11.3   
Health insurance coverage (%)          
    Any health insurance 97.5 97.1 −0.4 0.33 96.3 96.1 −0.2 0.24 0.88 
CharacteristicSurvivors (n = 278)
Controls (n = 459)
P value for change*
NCCCSNC STRIDESChangeP valueNCCCSNC STRIDESChangeP value
Age (years)          
    Mean ± SD 63.3 (10.2) 65.4 (10.4) 2.1 0.58 64.9 (9.5) 67.6 (9.6) 2.7 0.003 0.79 
Sex (%)          
    Males 52.9 52.9 N/A 0.99 52.9 52.9 N/A 0.88 1.0 
    Females 47.1 47.1 N/A  47.1 47.1 N/A   
Education (%)          
    ≤High school 57.4 57.4 0.37 49.7 51.2 1.5 0.57 0.93 
    Some college 21.7 18.8 −2.9  24.9 21.4 −3.5   
    College graduate/Advanced degree 20.9 23.8 2.9  25.4 27.4 2.0   
Race (%)          
    White 60.8 60.8 N/A 0.72 60.8 60.8 N/A 0.91 0.94 
    African American 39.2 39.2 N/A  39.2 39.2 N/A   
Marital status (%)          
    Married/living with partner 66.4 64.6 −1.8 0.96 68.5 65.4 −3.1 0.64 0.90 
    Divorced/separated/widowed 28.2 30.3 2.1  28.2 32.0 3.8   
    Never married 5.4 5.1 −0.3  3.3 2.6 −0.7   
Employment status (%)          
    Employed outside the home 50.9 35.7 −15.2 0.003 47.9 36.6 −11.3 0.08 0.30 
    Retired/Not employed outside the home 49.1 64.3 15.2  52.1 63.4 11.3   
Health insurance coverage (%)          
    Any health insurance 97.5 97.1 −0.4 0.33 96.3 96.1 −0.2 0.24 0.88 
*

P value for degree or amount of change between survivors and controls.

Change = NC STRIDES − NCCCS.

Adjusted for age, sex, race, education, and employment status.

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