Table 2.

Distributions of education and neighborhood SES by race/ethnicity for NABC patients with breast cancer, San Francisco Bay Area, 1995 to 2008

Education
<High school graduationHigh school graduationVocational school/some collegeCollege+Totala
Neighborhood SESbN (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)N (%)
Non-Hispanic white
 Neighborhood SES
  Q1-low SES1 (11.1)3 (33.3)3 (33.3)2 (22.2)9 (0.8)
  Q23 (10.0)8 (26.7)14 (46.7)5 (16.7)30 (2.8)
  Q312 (12.0)24 (24.0)41 (41.0)23 (23.0)100 (9.4)
  Q421 (8.1)52 (20.2)86 (33.3)98 (38.0)258 (24.2)
  Q5-high SES8 (1.2)88 (13.1)230 (34.3)345 (51.4)671 (62.8)
  Total45 (4.2)175 (16.4)374 (35.0)473 (44.3)1,068 (100.0)
African-American
 Neighborhood SES
  Q1-low SES38 (28.6)34 (25.6)51 (38.3)9 (6.8)133 (13.4)
  Q255 (19.4)59 (20.8)133 (46.8)35 (12.3)284 (28.6)
  Q323 (11.0)46 (22.0)93 (44.5)45 (21.5)209 (21.0)
  Q419 (8.8)39 (18.1)103 (47.7)55 (25.5)216 (21.8)
  Q5-high SES8 (5.3)16 (10.6)50 (33.1)77 (51.0)151 (15.2)
  Total143 (14.4)194 (19.5)430 (43.3)221 (22.3)993 (100.0)
Hispanic
 Neighborhood SES
  Q1-low SES64 (64.6)13 (13.1)16 (16.2)5 (5.1)99 (5.9)
  Q2146 (58.9)42 (16.9)41 (16.5)11 (4.4)248 (14.9)
  Q3184 (49.2)75 (20.1)75 (20.1)29 (7.8)374 (22.4)
  Q4123 (28.0)115 (26.1)126 (28.6)70 (15.9)440 (26.3)
  Q5-high SES89 (17.5)104 (20.4)178 (35.0)136 (26.7)509 (30.5)
  Total606 (36.3)349 (20.9)436 (26.1)251 (15.0)1,670 (100.0)
Asian-American
 Neighborhood SES
  Q1-low SES3 (33.3)2 (22.2)1 (11.1)3 (33.3)9 (1.3)
  Q27 (22.6)8 (25.8)8 (25.8)8 (25.8)31 (4.6)
  Q314 (13.9)16 (15.8)22 (21.8)49 (48.5)101 (15.0)
  Q414 (8.5)19 (11.6)57 (34.8)74 (45.1)164 (24.3)
  Q5-high SES13 (3.5)19 (5.1)88 (23.8)247 (66.9)369 (54.7)
  Total51 (7.6)64 (9.5)176 (26.1)381 (56.5)674 (100.0)
  • aTotals include patients with unknown education, and therefore row numbers may not add up to the total. Note that those with unknown education were excluded from the analytic sample.

  • bNeighborhood SES was measured using a composite measure of 7 Census indicator measures known as the YOST SES Index (29).