Table 1.

Demographic characteristics of those diagnosed with KS across treatment eras by race (SEER 1980-2004)

1980-19951996-2004
White (n = 8,953), n (%)*Black (n = 1,030), n (%)PWhite (n = 1,179), n (%)Black (n = 564), n (%)P
Sex<0.00010.0001
    Male8,913 (99.6)1,003 (97.4)1,161 (98.5)538 (95.4)
    Female40 (0.5)27 (2.6)18 (1.5)26 (4.6)
Extent of disease<0.00010.001
    T03,246 (36.3)406 (39.4)573 (48.6)226 (40.1)
    T11,807 (20.2)288 (28.0)304 (25.8)188 (33.3)
    TUK3,900 (43.6)336 (32.6)302 (25.6)150 (26.6)
Age (y)<0.0001<0.0001
    <321,958 (21.9)308 (29.9)136 (11.5)135 (23.9)
    32-36.92,360 (26.4)289 (28.1)285 (24.2)145 (25.7)
    37-42.92,461 (27.5)245 (23.8)345 (29.3)160 (28.4)
    43-642,174 (24.3)188 (18.3)413 (35.0)124 (22.0)
Marital status<0.00010.002
    Married325 (3.6)68 (6.6)69 (5.9)33 (5.9)
    Unmarried8,053 (90.0)884 (85.8)942 (79.9)484 (85.8)
    Unknown575 (6.4)78 (7.6)168 (14.3)47 (8.3)
County % poverty<0.0001<0.0001
    <5%84 (0.9)9 (0.9)24 (2.0)11 (2.0)
    5-9.9%2,403 (26.8)258 (25.1)452 (38.3)202 (35.8)
    10-19.9%6,041 (67.5)609 (59.1)639 (54.2)261 (46.3)
    20%+191 (2.1)146 (14.2)45 (3.8)88 (15.6)
    Unknown234 (2.6)8 (0.8)19 (1.6)2 (0.4)
  • *Percentages may not sum precisely to 100 due to rounding.