Table 2

Percentage distribution of controls for cases of cancer of the breast, lung, and prostate, by status in 1989

CharacteristicsMatched controls for cases of cancer of
Breast (n = 64)Lung (n = 30)Prostate (n = 166)
Sex
Male046.7100.0
Female100.053.30
Age (yrs)
<6553.133.333.1
65–7435.946.754.2
75+10.920.012.7
Marital status
Married65.660.089.8
Not marrieda34.440.010.2
Years of school completed
<1235.920.039.8
1250.053.340.4
13+14.127.719.9
Smoking historyb (1974 and 1989)
Never (1974 & 1989)53.146.727.7
Former (1974 & 1989)14.126.751.8
Smoker (1974, former 1989)12.420.012.0
Smoker (1974 & 1989)20.46.78.4
  • a Single, separated, divorced, widowed.

  • b Smoking includes cigarettes, pipes, and cigars.