Table 3.

Demographic and clinical characteristics of rural Latina breast cancer survivors (N = 103), California, 2016–2018.

Total (N = 103)El Centro, CA (n = 50)Visalia, CA (n = 53)
Characteristicsn (%)n (%)n (%)Pa
Age in years (mean ± SD)56.1 ± 10.656.1 ± 9.756.1 ± 11.40.980
Years in the United States (mean ± SD)27.6 ± 13.725.0 ± 14.730.3 ± 12.00.063
Language read and spoken0.195
 Spanish only60 (58)30 (60)30 (57)
 Spanish better than English22 (21)12 (24)10 (19)
 Both equally13 (13)7 (14)6 (11)
 English better than Spanish8 (8)1 (2)7 (13)
Education0.116
 Elementary or less36 (35)13 (26)23 (43)
 > Elementary < high school33 (32)15 (30)18 (34)
 High school graduate11 (11)7 (14)4 (8)
 > High school23 (22)15 (30)8 (15)
Employment0.556
 Part-time or full-time23 (22)8 (16)15 (28)
 Homemaker/caregiver/student34 (33)18 (36)16 (30)
 Retired13 (13)6 (12)7 (13)
 Unemployed5 (5)2 (4)3 (6)
 Unable to work due to poor health or disability28 (27)16 (32)12 (23)
Any financial hardship38 (37)27 (54)11 (21)<0.001
Breast cancer characteristics
 Years since most recent diagnosis2.7 ± 3.11.8 ±2.13.5 ±3.6<0.01
 Breast cancer diagnosis0.468
 Ductal carcinoma in situ9 (9)6 (12)3 (6)
 Invasive78 (76)38 (76)40 (75)
 Inflammatory11 (11)5 (10)6 (11)
 Missing5 (5)1 (2)4 (8)
Breast cancer stage0.693
 04 (4)3 (6)1 (2)
 127 (26)14 (28)13 (25)
 238 (37)17 (34)21 (40)
 323 (22)12 (24)11 (21)
 Missing11 (11)4 (8)7 (13)
Breast cancer treatment0.060
 Chemotherapy only14 (14)9 (18)5 (9)
 Radiation only21 (20)14 (28)7 (13)
 Chemotherapy and radiation61 (59)23 (46)38 (72)
 No treatment7 (7)4 (8)3 (6)
  • aFisher exact test of differences between sites at baseline.