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Table 3.

Changes in health status (self-rated health, body mass index, and medical conditions) among 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
Self-rated health (%)          
    Excellent 9.7 12.6 2.9 0.82 15.5 12.5 −3.0 0.72 0.02 
    Very good 28.2 30.7 2.5  33.0 26.5 −6.5   
    Good 36.1 40.8 4.7  33.5 44.4 10.9   
    Fair 19.1 12.3 −6.8  15.3 13.8 −1.5   
    Poor 6.9 3.6 −3.3  2.6 2.8 0.2   
Body mass index, kg/m2 (%)          
    Normal (18-24.9 kg/m231.4 25.6 −5.8 0.14 26.9 30.0 3.1 0.27 0.08 
    Overweight (25-29.9 kg/m236.8 42.3 5.5  40.2 41.9 1.7   
    Obese (≥30 kg/m231.8 32.1 0.3  32.9 28.0 −4.9   
    Mean ± SD 28.1 (6.2) 28.5 (6.1) 0.4 0.14 28.8 (6.3) 28.2 (5.9) −0.6 0.43 0.93 
Weight (kg)          
    Mean ± SD 181 (46) 184 (44) 0.06 182 (44) 180 (41) −2 0.89 0.95 
Self-reported medical conditions (%)          
    Diabetes 20.2 22.0 1.8 0.61 14.0 17.5 3.5 0.28 0.57 
    Arthritic symptoms 31.4 36.6 5.2 0.23 47.7 42.9 −4.8 0.007 0.006 
    Hypertension 43.0 47.6 4.6 0.29 47.3 50.6 3.3 0.87 0.25 
CharacteristicSurvivors (n = 278)
Controls (n = 459)
P value for change*
NCCCSNC STRIDESChangeP valueNCCCSNC STRIDESChangeP value
Self-rated health (%)          
    Excellent 9.7 12.6 2.9 0.82 15.5 12.5 −3.0 0.72 0.02 
    Very good 28.2 30.7 2.5  33.0 26.5 −6.5   
    Good 36.1 40.8 4.7  33.5 44.4 10.9   
    Fair 19.1 12.3 −6.8  15.3 13.8 −1.5   
    Poor 6.9 3.6 −3.3  2.6 2.8 0.2   
Body mass index, kg/m2 (%)          
    Normal (18-24.9 kg/m231.4 25.6 −5.8 0.14 26.9 30.0 3.1 0.27 0.08 
    Overweight (25-29.9 kg/m236.8 42.3 5.5  40.2 41.9 1.7   
    Obese (≥30 kg/m231.8 32.1 0.3  32.9 28.0 −4.9   
    Mean ± SD 28.1 (6.2) 28.5 (6.1) 0.4 0.14 28.8 (6.3) 28.2 (5.9) −0.6 0.43 0.93 
Weight (kg)          
    Mean ± SD 181 (46) 184 (44) 0.06 182 (44) 180 (41) −2 0.89 0.95 
Self-reported medical conditions (%)          
    Diabetes 20.2 22.0 1.8 0.61 14.0 17.5 3.5 0.28 0.57 
    Arthritic symptoms 31.4 36.6 5.2 0.23 47.7 42.9 −4.8 0.007 0.006 
    Hypertension 43.0 47.6 4.6 0.29 47.3 50.6 3.3 0.87 0.25 
*

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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