Table 1.

Distribution of demographic characteristics among Hodgkin's lymphoma cases and controls

CharacteristicCases (n = 565)Controls (n = 679)
Age (y), %
    15-241920
    25-342927
    35-442323
    45-541212
    55-6487
    ≥65911
Median age (y)35.736.7
Sex, %
    Male5353
    Female4747
State, %
    Massachusetts5754
    Connecticut4346
Race, %
    White8886
    Black45
    Hispanic55
    Other34
Religion, %
    Catholic6156
    Protestant2226
    Jewish74
    Other/none1014
Subject education, %
    Less than high school107
    High school2725
    College5051
    Advanced degree1317
Maternal education, %
    Less than high school2018
    High school4343
    College3030
    Advanced degree79
Median household income strata ($), %*
    <59,1712625
    59,171-70,9842125
    70,985-85,7632925
    ≥85,7642425
Median household income ($)72,77970,985
Below poverty level strata (%), %*
    <55860
    5-92423
    10-19911
    ≥2086
Median below poverty level (%)4.114.06
  • * U.S. Census data based on participants' census tract of residence.