Table 1.

Demographics and health indices 2.5 y after breast cancer diagnosis by race/ethnicity

BlackNon-Hispanic White
HispanicP*
n (%)
Total197 (27.0)448 (61.5)85 (11.5)
Age (y), mean ± SD53.7 ± 7.958.9 ± 10.458.0 ± 11.4<0.001
Physical activity level
    Sedentary52 (26.4)77 (17.2)12 (14.3)0.004
    Low active97 (49.2)204 (45.5)38 (45.2)
    Met recommendations48 (24.4)167 (37.3)34 (40.5)
Site
    Western Washington1 (0.5)132 (29.5)2 (2.4)<0.001
    New Mexico0 (0.0)316 (70.5)82 (97.6)
    Los Angeles196 (99.5)0 (0.0)0 (0.0)
Education
    High school or less71 (36.0)76 (17.0)36 (42.9)<0.001
    Some college86 (43.7)159 (35.5)30 (35.7)
    College grad23 (11.7)107 (23.9)9 (10.7)
    Grad school17 (8.6)106 (23.7)9 (10.7)
Marital status
    Married or partnered82 (41.6)292 (65.2)48 (57.1)<0.001
    Single115 (58.4)156 (34.8)36 (42.9)
Stage
    In situ41 (20.9)102 (22.5)17 (20.0)0.001
    Local92 (46.9)272 (59.9)53 (62.4)
    Regional63 (32.1)80 (17.6)15 (17.6)
Months since diagnosis
    Mean ± SD33.4 ± 4.729.7 ± 2.628.9 ± 2.4<0.001
Treatment
    Surgery only71 (36.0)133 (29.7)29 (34.5)<0.001
    Radiation47 (23.9)191 (42.6)30 (35.7)
    Chemotherapy34 (17.3)31 (6.9)5 (6.0)
    Radiation + chemotherapy45 (22.8)93 (20.8)20 (23.8)
Tamoxifen
    No116 (58.9)238 (53.1)46 (54.8)0.40
    Yes81 (41.1)210 (46.9)38 (45.2)
Body mass index, mean ± SD31.0 ± 7.326.9 ± 5.627.6 ± 5.0<0.001
Smoking status
    Never95 (48.2)213 (47.5)47 (56.0)0.15
    Former72 (36.5)189 (42.2)26 (31.0)
    Current30 (15.2)46 (10.3)11 (13.1)
Menopausal status
    Premenopausal36 (18.3)80 (17.9)18 (21.4)0.42
    Postmenopausal146 (74.1)349 (77.9)61 (72.6)
    Unknown15 (7.6)19 (4.2)5 (6.0)
Current antidepressant use
    No186 (94.4)364 (81.3)73 (86.9)<0.001
    Yes11 (5.6)84 (18.7)11 (13.1)
Comorbidity limitations
    None140 (71.1)341 (76.1)61 (72.6)0.18
    1 condition34 (17.3)80 (17.9)15 (17.9)
    2 or more23 (11.7)27 (6.0)8 (9.5)
  • * P value derived from either ANOVA comparing mean values or χ2 tests comparing distributions of characteristics by race/ethnicity.