Table 1.

Selected characteristics of eligible breast cancer cases in the CBCS, phase I

TotalaNormalbOverweightbObeseb
n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
Total492 (100)195 (100)147 (100)150 (100)
Race
 African-American200 (40.7)37 (19.0)61 (41.5)102 (68.0)
 White282 (57.3)152 (77.9)83 (56.5)47 (31.3)
 Other10 (2.0)6 (3.1)3 (2.0)1 (0.7)
Menopausal status
 Premenopausal262 (53.3)108 (55.4)78 (53.1)76 (50.7)
 Postmenopausal230 (46.7)87 (44.6)69 (46.9)74 (49.3)
Alcohol use
 Never141 (28.7)41 (21.0)45 (30.6)55 (36.7)
 Ever351 (71.3)154 (79.0)102 (69.4)95 (63.3)
Smoking status
 Never251 (51.0)93 (47.7)79 (53.7)79 (52.7)
 Former146 (29.7)57 (29.2)42 (28.6)47 (31.3)
 Current95 (19.3)45 (23.1)26 (17.7)24 (16.0)
Income, $
 <15,000119 (24.2)31 (17.2)30 (22.6)58 (40.3)
 15,000–30,00099 (20.1)38 (21.1)27 (20.3)34 (23.6)
 30,000–50,000113 (23.0)50 (27.8)33 (24.8)30 (20.8)
 ≥50,000126 (25.6)61 (33.9)43 (32.3)22 (15.3)
Educationc
 <High school90 (18.3)18 (9.2)26 (17.7)46 (30.7)
 High school269 (54.7)107 (54.9)87 (59.2)75 (50.0)
 College133 (27.0)70 (35.9)34 (23.1)29 (19.3)
ER-positive
 Yes285 (59.6)118 (62.1)77 (54.2)90 (61.6)
 No193 (40.4)72 (37.9)65 (45.8)56 (38.4)
Staged
 I168 (36.7)73 (38.8)49 (36.8)46 (33.6)
 II238 (52.0)99 (52.7)70 (52.6)69 (50.4)
 III and IV52 (11.4)16 (8.5)14 (10.5)22 (16.1)
  • aColumns may not sum to total due to missing data.

  • bNormal weight: 18.5 ≤ BMI < 25; overweight: 25 ≤ BMI < 30; obese: BMI ≥ 30.

  • cHigh school: high school completion (or equivalent), technical or business school, and some college; college: college completion and post-graduate school or professional degree.

  • dAccording to AJCC breast tumor staging guidelines.