Table 1.

Characteristics of Hispanic women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer by nativity, California, 1988 to 2004

CharacteristicsForeign-born (n = 18,033), n (%)U.S.-born (n = 17,101), n (%)P
Age at diagnosis (y)
    ≤444,590 (25.5)4,109 (24.0)
    45-544,721 (26.2)4,363 (25.5)
    ≥558,722 (48.4)8,629 (50.5)<0.01
Stage at diagnosis
    Localized9,010 (50.0)9,340 (54.6)
    Regional7,133 (39.6)6,079 (35.5)
    Distant944 (5.2)865 (5.1)
    Unknown946 (5.2)817 (4.8)<0.01
Histologic subtype
    Ductal12,314 (68.3)11,987 (70.1)
    With lobular component2,159 (12.0)2,245 (13.1)
    Other3,560 (19.7)2,869 (16.8)<0.01
ER status*
    ER positive6,864 (50.8)6,887 (56.1)
    ER negative3,050 (22.6)2,728 (22.2)
    Missing3,596 (26.6)2,652 (21.6)<0.01
Tumor size
    <2 cm6,414 (35.6)7,162 (41.9)
    ≥2 cm9,921 (55.0)8,498 (49.7)
    Unknown1,698 (9.4)1,441 (8.4)<0.01
  • *Limited to 25,777 cases diagnosed from 1994 to 2004.