Table 1.

Demographic and other characteristics of lymphoma patients included in the 1988 to 1994 and 1998 to 2000 study groups, San Francisco Bay Area

1988-1994, n (%)1998-2000, n (%)
Age at diagnosis (y)
    <200 (0)24 (2)
    20-2973 (5)63 (4)
    30-39232 (16)143 (9)
    40-49286 (19)192 (13)
    50-59292 (20)233 (15)
    60-69417 (28)259 (17)
    70-79193 (13)344 (23)
    ≥800 (0)269 (18)
Sex
    Male946 (63)876 (57)
    Female547 (37)651 (43)
Race/ethnicity
    White (non-Hispanic)1,192 (80)1,045 (68)
    Black (non-Hispanic)71 (5)94 (6)
    Hispanic132 (9)154 (10)
    Asian/Pacific Islander97 (7)212 (14)
    Other1 (0)22 (1)
County of residence
    San Francisco359 (24)314 (21)
    Other1,134 (76)1,213 (79)
AIDS status
    Positive evidence269 (18)154 (10)
    No evidence1,224 (82)1,373 (90)
Vital status/cause of death
    Alive at last report522 (35)780 (51)
    Deceased971 (65)747 (49)
Cause of death (% among deceased)
    NHL435 (45)422 (57)
    Hodgkin lymphoma2 (0)16 (2)
    AIDS233 (24)69 (9)
    Other301 (31)240 (32)
Biopsy type
    Surgical1,309 (88)1,039 (68)
    Core needle36 (2)36 (2)
    Fine-needle aspiration91 (6)91 (13)
    Bone marrow55 (4)106 (7)
    Other/unknown2 (<1)7 (<1)
Total1,4931,527