Table 1.

Demographic characteristics for a cohort of colorectal cancer survivors, N = 277

Rural (n = 109)Urban (n = 168)Total (N = 277)
Characteristicn (%)n (%)n (%)P
Age at diagnosis, years
 Mean (standard deviation)58 (7)56 (8)57 (8)0.019
 ≤5016 (15%)48 (29%)64 (23%)
 51—6475 (69%)95 (57%)170 (61%)
 ≥6518 (17%)25 (15%)43 (16%)0.027
Sex
 Male56 (51%)91 (54%)147 (53%)
 Female53 (49%)77 (46%)130 (47%)0.649
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white62 (57%)87 (52%)149 (54%)
 English-speaking Hispanic24 (22%)43 (26%)67 (24%)
 Spanish-speaking Hispanic16 (15%)28 (17%)44 (16%)
 Other3 (3%)7 (4%)10 (4%)
 Missing4 (4%)3 (2%)7 (3%)0.758
Marital status
 Married71 (65%)99 (59%)170 (61%)
 Divorced, separated, single28 (26%)54 (32%)82 (30%)
 Widowed9 (8%)15 (9%)24 (9%)
 Missing1 (1%)0 (0%)1 (<1%)0.502
Years from diagnosis
 Mean6 (2)6 (3)6 (3)0.255
 1–556 (51%)75 (45%)131 (47%)
 ≥653 (49%)93 (55%)146 (53%)0.273
Highest level of education
 ≤High school graduate or GED34 (31%)46 (27%)80 (29%)
 Some college, vocational/technical/associates degree44 (40%)57 (34%)101 (36%)
 ≥College degree31 (28%)64 (38%)95 (34%)
 Missing0 (0%)1 (1%)1 (<1%)0.808
Health literacy
 Low8 (7%)9 (5%)17 (6%)
 Medium57 (52%)74 (44%)131 (47%)
 High43 (39%)85 (51%)128 (46%)
 Missing1 (1%)0 (0%)1 (<1%)0.207
Annual income
 <$30,00040 (37%)45 (27%)85 (31%)
 $30,000–$69,99941 (38%)66 (39%)107 (39%)
 ≥$70,00024 (22%)47 (28%)71 (26%)
 Missing4 (4%)10 (6%)14 (5%)0.220
Primary employment status
 Employed38 (35%)69 (41%)107 (39%)
 Unemployed/unable to work25 (23%)30 (18%)55 (20%)
 Retired46 (42%)69 (41%)115 (42%)0.463
Stage at diagnosis
 Localized59 (54%)87 (52%)146 (53%)
 Regional50 (46%)81 (48%)131 (47%)0.703
Primary treatment
 Surgery103 (95%)159 (95%)262 (96%)0.683
 Radiation25 (23%)39 (23%)64 (23%)0.926
 Chemotherapy48 (44%)71 (42%)119 (43%)0.991