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Table 1 Characteristics of black and white women

From: Factors associated with compliance to adjuvant hormone therapy in Black and White women with breast cancer

N (%) White Black Total
N = 135 N = 62 N = 197
Age (mean; range) 58.0; 39-72 58.1; 42-73 58.1; 39-73
Education level +    
  < High school 8 (5.9%) 9 (14.5%) 17 (8.6%)
  High school graduation 52 (38.5%) 33 (53.2%) 85 (43.2%)
  Bachelor’s degree 31 (23.0%) 8 (12.9%) 39 (19.8%)
  Graduate degree 44 (32.6%) 12 (19.4%) 56 (28.4%)
Income +    
  <60 K 40 (29.6%) 38 (61.3%) 78 (39.6%)
  60 K + 89 (65.9%) 16 (25.8%) 105 (53.3%)
  Unknown 6 (4.4%) 8 (12.9%) 14 (7.1%)
Comorbid Medical Conditions +^  
  None 52 (38.5%) 11 (17.7%) 63 (32.0%)
  >1 comorbid condition 83 (61.5%) 51 (82.3%) 134 (68.0%)
Insurance coverage +    
  None 0 (0%) 3 (4.8%) 3 (1.5%)
  Some 33 (24.4%) 8 (12.9%) 41 (20.8%)
  Most 92 (68.2%) 40 (64.5%) 132 (67.0%)
  All 8 (5.9%) 10 (16.3%) 18 (9.1%)
  Unknown 2 (1.5%) 1 (1.6%) 3 (1.5%)
Out of pocket expenses    
  None 1 (0.7%) 2 (3.2%) 3 (1.5%)
  <$50/month 43 (31.9%) 31 (50.0%) 74 (37.6%)
  $50-100/month 43 (31.9%) 16 (25.8%) 59 (30.0%)
  $100-150/month 25 (18.5%) 5 (8.1%) 30 (15.2%)
  $150-200/month 5 (3.7%) 4 (6.5%) 9 (4.6%)
  $ > $200/month 7 (5.2%) 1 (1.6%) 8 (4.1%)
  Unknown 11 (8.2%) 3 (4.8%) 14 (7.1%)
  1. +P-values < 0.05 by Chi-Square test.
  2. P-values >0.05 by Chi-Square test?
  3. ^ Diabetes on medication, hypertension on medication, high cholesterol on medication, kidney disease, and peripheral vascular disease.