Table 2.

Unadjusted differences in financial strain by individual and total number of cancer risk factors

Financial strain
Cancer risk factorsMeanSDP
Smoking status
 Current smoker13.074.21<0.0001
 Never smoked/quit11.063.84
At-risk alcohol user
 Yes12.404.440.0080
 No11.113.85
Overweight/obese
 Yes11.243.890.2210
 No10.873.90
Physical activity
 Insufficiently active11.713.990.0027
 Sufficiently active10.983.83
Fruit and vegetable intake
 Inadequate11.293.870.0252
 Adequate10.653.97
Total number of CRFsa
 09.103.28
 110.553.82
 211.113.82<0.0001
 311.753.89
 413.514.35
 514.009.89

Abbreviation: CRFs, cancer risk factors.

  • aThe variable of CRFs was treated as a continuous variable in our analysis. It is presented here in categories for better understanding of the difference of financial strain among participants experiencing fewer total CRFs versus those experiencing more CRFs.