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Table 1 Place, socioeconomic, demographic and tumor descriptive profiles: Mexican American and non-Hispanic white women

From: Health insurance mediation of the Mexican American non-Hispanic white disparity on early breast cancer diagnosis

Variable Mexican Americana Non-Hispanic white
Sample Percentage Sample Percentage
Geographic place*
  Large urban 130 42.9 1,065 29.5
  Smaller urban 85 28.1 1,278 35.4
  Rural 88 29.0 1,268 35.1
Neighborhood poverty prevalence,* %
  < 5 28 9.2 1,525 42.2
  5-29 77 25.4 1,300 36.0
  ≥ 30 198 65.3 786 21.8
Neighborhood Mexican American prevalence,* %
  < 25 50 16.5 2,721 75.4
  25-49 83 27.4 617 17.1
  ≥ 50 170 56.1 273 7.6
Primary health insurer*
  Uninsured 61 20.1 299 8.3
  Medicaid 74 24.4 134 3.7
  Medicare 54 17.8 1,082 30.0
  Private 114 37.6 2,096 58.0
Age at diagnosis,* y
  25-44 98 32.3 411 11.4
  45-54 78 25.7 762 21.1
  55-64 66 21.8 768 21.3
  ≥ 65 61 20.2 1,670 46.2
Marital status*
  Married 178 59.9 2,002 56.6
  Never married 52 17.5 369 10.4
  Separated or divorced 28 9.5 467 13.2
  Widowed 39 13.1 700 19.8
Histological grade*
  I, well differentiated 38 12.5 891 24.7
  II, moderately 110 36.3 1,556 43.1
  III or IV, poorly differentiated 155 51.2 1,164 32.2
Summary stage*
  Local-regional, node negative 169 55.8 2,485 68.8
  Local-regional, node positive 126 41.6 1,013 28.1
  Distally metastasized 8 2.6 113 3.1
  1. a Most (88%) were first generation immigrants born in Mexico and this characteristic did not differ significantly between barrio and non-barrio residents.
  2. *p < .05 for between-ethnic group difference (χ2 test).