Table 2.

Unadjusted and adjusted weighted percentages of ill-defined or unspecified (versus well-defined) cancer reports, by relative and respondent characteristics

CharacteristicsFDRsSDRs
Unadjusted % (95% CI)Adjusted % (95% CI)Unadjusted % (95% CI)Adjusted % (95% CI)
Respondent characteristics
    Sex
        Female9.0 (5.7-13.9)19.7 (16.9-22.9)19.7 (16.7-22.6)
        Male9.2 (6.3-13.1)30.6 (25.6-36.1)30.7 (25.3-36.0)
P = 0.001
    Age
        25-343.1 (1.0-9.6)21.4 (14.7-30.1)
        35-447.3 (3.9-13.1)21.6 (17.1-26.9)
        45-547.0 (4.7-10.5)27.0 (22.5-32.1)
        55-6416.6 (10.3-25.7)27.0 (21.7-33.1)
    Race/ethnicity
        White7.3 (5.7-9.3)7.8 (5.7-9.8)24.2 (21.5-27.0)
        African-American46.2 (18.3-76.6)32.6 (12.1-53.0)29.4 (14.2-51.3)
        Hispanic21.4 (9.0-43.1)16.8 (0.0-34.8)15.9 (8.3-28.4)
        Other8.3 (2.3-25.7)5.9 (0.0-12.9)24.3 (11.9-43.1)
P = 0.008
    Education
        <High school, vocational, or other13.8 (8.3-21.9)12.1 (5.9-18.3)24.9 (17.5-34.1)
        High school19.9 (11.2-32.8)15.2 (8.8-21.6)30.4 (23.3-38.6)
        1-4 y college7.3 (4.9-10.9)8.5 (4.9-12.1)21.2 (17.3-25.8)
        >College2.5 (1.0-6.1)2.9 (0.1-5.7)25.6 (20.7-31.1)
P = 0.005, test for trend
    Main parental living arrangement during childhood
        Lived apart9.0 (4.3-17.9)20.7 (15.7-26.8)
        Lived together9.1 (6.7-12.2)24.7 (21.9-27.7)
    Ever had cancer
        No or unknown9.3 (6.8-12.6)24.8 (22.1-27.8)
        Yes7.6 (3.6-15.5)17.1 (10.5-26.6)
    Household income
        ≤$20,00017.1 (10.2-27.3)27.8 (20.0-37.3)
        $20,001-40,0007.9 (4.3-14.2)26.2 (18.7-35.5)
        $40,001-60,00014.3 (6.6-28.1)30.3 (22.0-40.0)
        $60,001-80,0007.6 (3.8-14.5)21.0 (16.3-26.5)
        >$80,0005.5 (3.2-9.5)21.9 (17.9-26.6)
        Don't know/refused10.3 (4.0-23.8)25.0 (13.6-41.4)
    Total number of relatives
        ≤158.0 (5.0-12.6)21.9 (16.5-28.5)
        16-197.0 (3.6-13.3)21.1 (15.5-28.1)
        20-259.0 (5.7-14.0)28.6 (24.0-33.7)
        ≥2611.5 (5.9-21.1)23.5 (18.7-29.2)
Relative characteristics
    Sex
        Female6.5 (4.2-10.1)24.8 (21.6-28.4)
        Male11.4 (7.6-16.7)23.4 (19.9-27.2)
    Vital status
        Living5.2 (3.3-8.3)6.1 (3.4-8.8)16.9 (12.0-23.3)17.5 (11.8-23.2)
        Deceased12.8 (9.0-17.8)11.3 (7.3-15.3)26.1 (23.1-29.3)25.9 (22.6-29.1)
        UnknownNANA61.3 (0.4-99.9)70.4 (61.8-78.9)
P = 0.03P < 0.00001
    Generation*
        Same or younger12.6 (5.6-25.9)10.7 (4.2-24.7)
        Next older8.1 (6.1-10.6)26.0 (22.7-29.6)
        OldestNA22.8 (18.8-27.4)

NOTE: All percentages are weighted to the Connecticut population and adjusted for differential selection probabilities, rates of nonresponse, and poststratification. Adjusted percentages control for respondent age and race/ethnicity and for the other variables shown. Cells for variables that were not applicable to a particular model are labeled NA; cells for variables that were eliminated through backward stepwise regression are blank.

  • *Same or younger generation as the respondent includes siblings, children, and/or nieces and nephews; next older includes parents, aunts, and uncles; oldest includes grandparents.