Table 4.

Health outcomes by type of cancer survivorship

Health outcomeNoncancer comparisons (n = 5,808)
Melanoma (n = 224)
Colorectal cancer (n = 112)
Breast cancer (n = 161)
Prostate cancer (n = 53)
Cancer of female reproductive organs (n = 239)
Other single cancers (n = 137)
Multiple cancers (n = 42)
P*
Bivariate analysis
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Quality of life0.428
    Delighted/pleased37.737.935.731.734.031.434.335.7
    Mostly satisfied/mixed/mostly dissatisfied/unhappy/terrible62.362.164.368.366.068.665.764.3
Self-assessed health status<0.001
    Excellent/very good45.140.217.931.735.937.218.323.8
    Good31.538.046.434.832.130.530.738.1
    Fair/poor23.421.935.733.532.132.251.138.1
No. days (d) out of role during the last 2 wk<0.001
    0-186.682.687.580.188.775.378.190.5
    2-1413.417.412.519.911.324.721.99.5
Mental well-being (Kessler score)<0.001
    Low risk (10-15)67.467.065.261.575.554.456.259.5
    Moderate/high risk (16-50)32.633.034.838.524.545.643.840.5
Logistic/polytomous regression models
OR (95% CI)
OR (95% CI)
OR (95% CI)
OR (95% CI)
OR (95% CI)
OR (95% CI)
OR (95% CI)
Quality of lifeReference category0.732
    Delighted/pleased1.001.001.001.001.001.001.00
    Mostly satisfied/mixed/mostly dissatisfied/unhappy/terrible0.97 (0.74-1.29)0.94 (0.64-1.40)1.23 (0.88-1.73)1.14 (0.64-2.03)1.26 (0.95-1.68)1.07 (0.75-1.53)1.02 (0.54-1.94)
Self-assessed health status<0.001
    Excellent/very good1.001.001.001.001.001.001.00
    Good1.37 (1.00-1.86)3.03 (1.78-5.15)1.48 (1.00-2.20)1.10 (0.56-2.15)1.16 (0.84-1.61)2.44 (1.47-4.06)1.99 (0.88-4.49)
    Fair/poor1.10 (0.75-1.60)2.64 (1.49-4.69)1.83 (1.20-2.77)1.38 (0.68-2.80)1.67 (1.18-2.35)5.54 (3.36-9.13)2.35 (0.99-5.58)
No. days (d) out of role during the last 2 wk0.002
    0-11.001.001.001.001.001.001.00
    2-141.32 (0.92-1.89)0.85 (0.48-1.50)1.64 (1.10-2.46)0.87 (0.37-2.07)1.65 (1.20-2.26)1.62 (1.06-2.47)0.61 (0.21-1.74)
Mental well-being (Kessler score)0.066
    Low risk (10-15)1.001.001.001.001.001.001.00
    Moderate/high risk (16-50)0.96 (0.72-1.29)1.16 (0.77-1.74)1.48 (1.06-2.07)0.76 (0.40-1.46)1.21 (0.92-1.59)1.48 (1.03-2.11)1.37 (0.72-2.62)
  • NOTE: Likelihood ratio tests for each of these models suggested adequate fit (P > 0.05).

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