Table 1.

Participant characteristics and mean FACT-G scores by participant characteristics

WhiteAfrican AmericanTotalFACT-G
N (%)N (%)N (%)Mean (95% CI)
409 (41.4)579 (58.6)988 (100.0)76.0 (74.9–77.2)
Age (mean, SD)59.7 (9.5)59.5 (8.8)59.6 (9.1)
Age
 <60190 (46.5)292 (50.4)482 (48.8)73.3 (71.8–74.9)
 60–69153 (37.4)215 (37.1)368 (37.3)77.2 (75.4–79.0)
 ≥7066 (16.1)72 (12.4)138 (14.0)82.3 (79.3–85.3)
Sex
 Women258 (63.1)352 (60.8)610 (61.7)74.7 (73.3–76.1)
 Men151 (36.9)227 (39.2)378 (38.3)78.2 (76.3–80.0)
Race
 White409 (100.0)0 (0)409 (41.4)79.5 (77.8–81.2)
 African American0 (0)579 (100.0)579 (58.6)73.6 (72.1–75.0)
Education
 Less than high school24 (5.9)88 (15.2)112 (11.3)67.2 (64.0–70.5)
 High school/GED96 (23.5)200 (34.5)296 (30.0)74.1 (72.1–76.1)
 Some college/2-year degree133 (32.5)210 (36.3)343 (34.7)77.3 (75.5–79.2)
 College graduate/4-year degree156 (38.1)74 (12.8)230 (23.3)80.8 (78.5–83.1)
 Missing0 (0)7 (1.2)7 (0.7)80.6 (67.6–93.6)
Income
 <$20,00058 (14.2)335 (57.9)393 (39.8)68.1 (66.5–69.8)
 $20,000–39,99968 (16.6)100 (17.3)168 (17.0)77.5 (74.9–80.0)
 $40,000–59,99960 (14.7)53 (9.2)113 (11.4)80.6 (77.5–83.7)
 $60,000–79,99937 (9.1)32 (5.5)69 (7.0)82.4 (78.5–86.4)
 $80,000+155 (37.9)30 (5.2)185 (18.7)86.0 (83.6–88.4)
 Missing31 (7.6)29 (5.0)60 (6.1)77.1 (72.9–81.3)
Employment status
 Employed full time119 (29.1)77 (13.3)196 (19.8)85.2 (82.9–87.5)
 Employed part time49 (12.0)31 (5.4)80 (8.1)82.5 (78.9–86.0)
 Homemaker17 (4.2)19 (3.3)36 (3.6)75.2 (69.9–80.5)
 Unemployed22 (5.4)64 (11.1)86 (8.7)67.3 (63.8–70.7)
 Retired151 (36.9)206 (35.6)357 (36.1)79.2 (77.5–80.9)
 On medical leave/disability48 (11.7)172 (29.7)220 (22.3)64.1 (61.9–66.2)
 Other/missing3 (0.7)10 (1.7)13 (1.3)73.8 (65.0–82.6)
Marital status
 Married or living with partner297 (72.6)159 (27.5)456 (46.2)80.9 (79.4–82.5)
 Widowed27 (6.6)80 (13.8)107 (10.8)71.8 (68.5–75.1)
 Divorced or separated60 (14.7)164 (28.3)224 (22.7)74.2 (71.9–76.5)
 Never married22 (5.4)172 (29.7)194 (19.6)69.4 (66.9–71.8)
 Missing3 (0.7)4 (0.7)7 (0.7)63.1 (50.3–76.0)
Comorbid conditions (mean, SD)2.3 (1.8)2.7 (1.8)2.6 (1.9)
Comorbid conditions
 None74 (18.1)58 (10.0)132 (13.4)81.9 (78.9–84.9)
 1–2167 (40.8)218 (37.7)385 (39.0)79.0 (77.2–80.7)
 3+168 (41.1)303 (52.3)471 (47.7)72.0 (70.4–73.6)
Cancer site
 Breast172 (42.1)264 (45.6)436 (44.1)75.3 (73.6–77.0)
 Colorectal51 (12.5)49 (8.5)100 (10.1)74.9 (71.3–78.4)
 Lung100 (24.5)92 (15.9)192 (19.4)74.7 (72.2–77.3)
 Prostate86 (21.0)174 (30.1)260 (26.3)78.7 (76.5–80.9)
Any chemotherapy
 No171 (42.1)279 (48.5)450 (45.9)78.8 (77.1–80.4)
 Yes235 (57.9)296 (51.5)531 (54.1)73.9 (72.4–75.4)
Any surgery
 No117 (28.6)175 (30.4)292 (29.7)75.6 (73.5–77.6)
 Yes292 (71.4)400 (69.6)692 (70.3)76.3 (75.0–77.6)
Any radiation
 No169 (42.3)209 (36.3)378 (38.7)77.9 (76.1–79.7)
 Yes231 (57.8)367 (63.7)598 (61.3)75.0 (73.5–76.4)
Multiple treatment types
 No146 (36.2)215 (37.4)361 (36.9)78.3 (76.5–80.2)
 Yes257 (63.8)360 (62.6)617 (63.1)74.8 (73.4–76.2)
Time since diagnosis
 <18 months205 (50.1)304 (52.6)509 (51.6)76.5 (74.9–78.0)
 18+ months204 (49.9)274 (47.4)478 (48.3)75.5 (73.9–77.2)
Any private insurance
 No56 (13.8)244 (42.7)300 (30.7)68.6 (66.7–70.6)
 Yes349 (86.2)328 (57.3)677 (69.3)79.4 (78.1–80.7)
Any Medicare
 No238 (58.6)311 (54.3)549 (56.1)75.7 (74.2–77.2)
 Yes168 (41.4)262 (45.7)430 (43.9)76.5 (74.8–78.2)
Any Medicaid
 No366 (90.4)402 (70.3)768 (78.6)78.5 (77.3–79.7)
 Yes39 (9.6)170 (29.7)209 (21.4)67.1 (64.8–69.5)
  • NOTE: Column percents may not add up to 100 due to rounding.

  • Abbreviation: GED, general educational development.