Table 4.

Adjusted ORs for healthcare access among adult cancer survivors, age ≥65 years, from the National Health Interview Survey (2006–2010)

Delayed/didn't get care due to costCan't afford medicationsCan't afford dental care
OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)OR (95% CI)
Rural (ref: Urban)1.66 (1.11–2.48)1.14 (0.71–1.84)1.54 (1.08–2.20)
Sex
 Female1.24 (0.86–1.78)1.29 (0.87–1.92)1.27 (0.92–1.74)
 Male (ref)
Race/ethnicity
 African American0.92 (0.52–1.61)2.31 (1.33–4.01)1.37 (0.87–2.15)
 Hispanic1.34 (0.74–2.42)1.92 (1.10–3.35)1.81 (1.12–2.94)
 Non-Hispanic white (ref)
Age, y (continuous)0.94 (0.91–0.96)0.94 (0.91–0.97)0.92 (0.90–0.95)
Marital status
 Married/living together (ref)
 Not married1.65 (1.14–2.40)1.40 (0.96–2.03)1.62 (1.16–2.28)
Education
 ≤High school/GED (ref)
 ≥Some college1.10 (0.78–1.55)0.58 (0.38–0.87)1.09 (0.75–1.59)
Insurance status
 Private (ref)
 Public1.80 (1.28–2.55)1.52 (1.01–2.29)1.73 (1.20–2.48)
Comorbidities, number1.35 (1.13–1.61)1.63 (1.36–1.97)1.11 (0.92–1.34)
Health status
 Excellent/very good (ref)
 Good/fair/poor2.09 (1.36–3.23)1.65 (0.96–2.83)1.94 (1.38–2.72)
More than one cancer0.97 (0.54–1.72)0.86 (0.46–1.64)0.74 (0.38–1.44)
Time since diagnosis, y
 <21.04 (0.61–1.75)1.10 (0.60–2.01)1.36 (0.85–2.18)
 2–51.17 (0.77–1.78)1.21 (0.79–1.86)0.75 (0.47–1.21)
 6–91.33 (0.82–2.15)0.93 (0.52–1.65)0.74 (0.44–1.24)
 10+ (ref)
Geographic region
 Northeast (ref)
 Midwest1.04 (0.59–1.83)1.39 (0.72–2.67)1.19 (0.65–2.20)
 South1.35 (0.80–2.28)1.03 (0.56–1.89)1.45 (0.83–2.55)
 West1.34 (0.76–2.33)2.11 (1.12–4.00)2.34 (1.33–4.14)

Abbreviations: 95% CI, 95% confidence intervals; Ref, reference group.

NOTE: Participants with missing data for covariates are excluded from the analyses. Bold text indicates significance of P < 0.05.