Table 2.

Individual QOL scores by sports/recreational PA and race/ethnic categories

nMet recommendations (≥2.5 h/wk)
Low active (<2.5 h/wk)
Sedentary (0 h/wk)
n = 250
n = 344
n = 142
Mean (SD)LSM*Mean (SD)LSM*Mean (SD)LSM*
SF-36 scale
Vitality (range, 4-24)
    Black19718.0 (4.5)17.8a15.5 (4.4)15.4b14.7 (4.9)15.1b
    Non-Hispanic White44816.0 (4.0)15.7a14.7 (4.3)14.9b13.5 (4.0)13.7b
    Hispanic8414.1 (4.8)14.015.5 (3.6)15.413.3 (4.9)14.1
Social functioning (range, 2-10)
    Black1978.7 (2.0)8.5a8.3 (2.1)8.27.8 (2.4)8.2b
    Non-Hispanic White4488.9 (1.5)8.7a8.5 (1.8)8.58.4 (1.9)8.6b
    Hispanic848.3 (2.0)8.28.4 (1.8)8.48.3 (1.9)8.6
Role-emotional (range, 3-6)
    Black1975.5 (1.0)5.55.3 (1.2)5.25.3 (1.1)5.4
    Non-Hispanic White4485.3 (0.9)5.25.0 (1.1)5.14.9 (1.1)5.1
    Hispanic844.7 (1.2)4.75.0 (1.2)5.04.9 (1.2)5.1
Mental health (range, 5-30)
    Black19725.6 (4.8)25.524.8 (4.2)24.724.7 (4.4)25.0
    Non-Hispanic White44823.7 (4.0)23.323.7 (3.9)23.923.0 (4.6)23.0
    Hispanic8422.4 (4.9)22.123.0 (4.2)23.423.2 (5.4)22.8
QOL ladder (range, 1-10)
    Black1977.8 (1.9)7.77.8 (1.9)7.77.8 (1.7)7.6
    Non-Hispanic White4487.8 (1.5)7.7a7.4 (1.8)7.57.3 (2.0)7.4b
    Hispanic847.8 (1.6)7.7a7.9 (1.5)8.09.0 (1.2)9.1b
Effect on social/emotional (range, −2 to 2)
    Black197−0.3 (2.4)−0.3−0.3 (2.4)−0.3−0.4 (2.2)−0.2
    Non-Hispanic White4480.0 (3.2)−0.2−0.2 (2.8)−0.1−0.2 (2.8)−0.1
    Hispanic840.1 (3.5)0.1a0.6 (2.8)0.51.1 (2.7)1.3b
  • NOTE: Different superscripts across a row indicate activity groups with statistically significant differences in means; P < 0.05.

    Abbreviation: LSM, least squares means.

  • * Least squares means are adjusted for age, education, marital status, smoking status, menopausal status, time since diagnosis, breast cancer treatment, comorbidity status, and antidepressant use.