Table 1.

Characteristics of women diagnosed with incident invasive breast cancer in six New Mexico counties (1995-2004; n = 3,891)

CharacteristicNon-Hispanic whiteHispanic
Cohort (n = 2,881)5-year breast cancer–specific survivalCohort (n = 1,010)5-year breast cancer–specific survival
No. (%)No. (%)
Age at diagnosis (years)
    <40106 (3.7)85.375 (7.4)76.9
    40-49463 (16.1)93.2239 (23.7)88.8
    50-59742 (25.8)92.3250 (24.8)87.8
    60-69647 (22.4)94.6201 (19.9)91.3
    >70 923 (32.0)88.3245 (24.2)81.7
Stage at diagnosis
    I1,510 (55.4)97.2413 (43.4)96.2
    II999 (36.7)89.5430 (45.2)85.4
    III148 (5.4)66.779 (8.3)59.2
    IV69 (2.5)39.829 (3.1)23.4
    Unknown15559
Tumor size
    T1: <2 cm1,850 (68.8)96.3541 (57.8)94.9
    T2: >2-5 cm641 (23.9)85.5298 (31.8)80.0
    T3: >5 cm101 (3.8)69.855 (5.9)55.4
    T4: extension to chest wall/skin 96 (3.5)70.242 (4.5)61.9
    Unknown491170
Nodal status
    Negative1,944 (70.7)95.5600 (63.2)93.4
    Positive804 (29.3)84.2350 (36.8)77.4
    Unknown13360
Histologic grade
    1817 (31.0)97.4220 (24.1)96.2
    2967 (36.6)95.1328 (35.9)92.7
    3801 (30.3)82.7346 (37.9)75.6
    455 (2.1)81.119 (2.1)76.4
    Unknown24197
Estrogen receptor
    Negative425 (17.8)78.4191 (22.7)70.9
    Positive1,965 (82.2)94.3649 (77.3)92.0
    Unknown491170
Progesterone receptor
    Negative718 (32.8)84.5289 (38.3)77.5
    Positive1,473 (67.2)94.3466 (61.7)91.6
    Unknown690255
First course of therapy
Surgery
    Yes2,766 (96.1)92.2948 (94.1)88.2
    No111 (3.9)65.859 (5.9)54.2
    Unknown43
Radiotherapy
    Yes1,597 (56.0)92.8550 (55.3)88.6
    No1,253 (44.0)89.4445 (44.7)83.3
    Unknown3115
Chemotherapy
    Yes927 (32.4)88.2449 (44.9)82.3
    No 1,938 (67.6)92.9551 (55.1)89.8
    Unknown1610
Hormonal therapy
    Yes981 (34.5)91.9362 (36.3)87.0
    No1,867 (65.5)90.9635 (63.7)85.7
    Unknown3313
Lower income*
    Yes149 (5.4)88.6398 (41.0)84.7
    No 2,628 (94.6)91.5574 (59.0)88.1
    Unknown10438
Less education
    Yes84 (3.0)87.1640 (65.8)84.9
    No2,693 (97.0)91.4332 (34.2)90.6
    Unknown10438
Rural residence
    Yes241 (8.7)91.980 (8.2)86.3
    No2,536 (91.3)91.3892 (91.8)86.7
    Unknown10438
  • *20% or more of census tract living in poverty.

  • 20% or more of census tract having less than a high school education.

  • 65% or more of census tract considered rural.