Table 2.

Health outcomes by long-term cancer survivorship

Health outcomeNoncancer comparisons (n = 5,808), %
Long-term cancer survivors (n = 968), %
P*
Bivariate analysis
Quality of life0.103
    Delighted/pleased37.734.2
    Mostly satisfied/mixed/mostly dissatisfied58.461.3
    Unhappy/terrible4.04.6
Self-assessed health status<0.001
    Excellent/very good45.131.4
    Good31.535.2
    Fair/poor23.433.4
No. days (d) out of role during the last 2 wk<0.001
    0-186.681.0
    2-76.58.6
    8-146.910.4
Mental well-being (Kessler score)0.001
    Low risk (10-15)67.461.4
    Moderate risk (16-29)28.833.4
    High risk (30-50)3.75.3
Polytomous regression models
OR (95% CI)
Quality of lifeReference category0.450
    Delighted/pleased1.00
    Mostly satisfied/mixed/mostly dissatisfied1.09 (0.95-1.27)
    Unhappy/terrible1.13 (0.80-1.60)
Self-assessed health status<0.001
    Excellent/very good1.00
    Good1.51 (1.28-1.79)
    Fair/poor1.84 (1.53-2.21)
No. days (d) out of role during the last 2 wk0.001
    0-11.00
    2-71.33 (1.03-1.71)
    8-141.46 (1.15-1.84)
Mental well-being (Kessler score)0.019
    Low risk (10-15)1.00
    Moderate risk (16-29)1.20 (1.04-1.40)
    High risk (30-50)1.34 (0.97-1.86)
  • NOTE: Likelihood ratio tests for each of these models suggested adequate fit (P > 0.05).

    Abbreviations: OR, odds ratio; 95% CI, 95% confidence interval.

  • * All P values are for two-sided χ2 tests.

  • Each health outcome is modeled separately. Models are also adjusted for number of selected long-term (noncancer) conditions.