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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of lung cancer by marital status

From: Marital status and its effect on lung cancer survival

Variable   All patients Marital status at DX
     Never married   Separated/Divorced   Widowed   Married
    N % N % N % N %
All patients 161,228 100.0 20,528 100.0 21,789 100.0 30,866 100.0 88,045 100.0
Marital status at DX           
Never married 20,528 12.7 20,528 100.0 - - - - - -
Separated/Divorced 21,789 13.5 - - 21,789 100.0 - - - -
Widowed 30,866 19.1 - - - - 30,866 100.0 - -
Married 88,045 54.6 - - - - - - 88,045 100.0
Race           
White 149,178 92.5 17,163 83.6 19,844 91.1 28,941 93.8 83,230 94.5
Black 10,975 6.8 3,227 15.7 1,826 8.4 1,767 5.7 4,155 4.7
Other 1,075 0.7 138 0.7 119 0.5 158 0.5 660 0.7
Hispanic origin           
Non-Hispanic 151,442 93.9 18,783 91.5 20,442 93.8 29,520 95.6 82,697 93.9
Hispanic 9,786 6.1 1,745 8.5 1,347 6.2 1,346 4.4 5,348 6.1
SES           
Lowest 20,668 12.8 4,674 22.8 3,723 17.1 3,755 12.2 8,516 9.7
Middle-Low 52,264 32.4 6,912 33.7 7,818 35.9 9,999 32.4 27,535 31.3
Middle-High 60,415 37.5 6,453 31.4 7,334 33.7 12,053 39.0 34,575 39.3
Highest 27,881 17.3 2,489 12.1 2,914 13.4 5,059 16.4 17,419 19.8
Vital status           
Alive 21,919 13.6 2,376 11.6 2,332 10.7 3,685 11.9 13,526 15.4
Dead 139,309 86.4 18,152 88.4 19,457 89.3 27,181 88.1 74,519 84.6
FCDS tobacco use           
Never smoke 14,001 8.7 1,409 6.9 1,068 4.9 3,683 11.9 7,841 8.9
History smoke 64,008 39.7 5,247 25.6 5,244 24.1 13,505 43.8 40,012 45.4
Current smoke 54,425 33.8 7,989 38.9 8,031 36.9 9,711 31.5 28,694 32.6
Unknown 28,794 17.9 5,883 28.7 7,446 34.2 3,967 12.9 11,498 13.1
Age at diagnosis      
Mean   69.8   65.2   67.9   76.2   69.0
Std   11.2   12.6   12.1   8.7   10.4
Median   71.0   66.0   68.0   77.0   70.0
Q1   63.0   56.0   59.0   71.0   63.0
Q3   78.0   75.0   76.0   82.0   76.0
Min   18.0   18.0   25.0   23.0   20.0
Max   110.0   102.0   110.0   105.0   104.0
Sex      
Female 71,386 44.3 7,233 35.2 11,256 51.7 22,236 72.0 30,661 34.8
Male 89,842 55.7 13,295 64.8 10,533 48.3 8,630 28.0 57,384 65.2
Insurance status           
Uninsured 5,486 3.4 1,672 8.1 1,222 5.6 426 1.4 2,166 2.5
Private insurance 30,342 18.8 3,539 17.2 3,419 15.7 3,973 12.9 19,411 22.0
Medicaid 5,644 3.5 1,877 9.1 1,440 6.6 529 1.7 1,798 2.0
Medicare 89,820 55.7 7,349 35.8 7,536 34.6 23,553 76.3 51,382 58.4
Defense/Military/Veteran 2,385 1.5 341 1.7 290 1.3 233 0.8 1,521 1.7
Indian/Public 220 0.1 65 0.3 54 0.2 31 0.1 70 0.1
Insurance, NOS 10,491 6.5 1,232 6.0 1,210 5.6 1,040 3.4 7,009 8.0
Unknown 16,840 10.4 4,453 21.7 6,618 30.4 1,081 3.5 4,688 5.3
Urban Rural by zip code           
Urban 150,025 93.1 18,998 92.5 20,259 93.0 28,966 93.8 81,802 92.9
Rural 11,203 6.9 1,530 7.5 1,530 7.0 1,900 6.2 6,243 7.1
AAMC 2005 teaching hospital           
Non-teaching hospital 149,258 92.6 18,574 90.5 20,184 92.6 29,165 94.5 81,335 92.4
Teaching hospital 11,970 7.4 1,954 9.5 1,605 7.4 1,701 5.5 6,710 7.6
Hospital volume           
Low 103,348 64.1 11,804 57.5 11,038 50.7 21,685 70.3 58,821 66.8
High 57,880 35.9 8,724 42.5 10,751 49.3 9,181 29.7 29,224 33.2
  1. SES = Socioeconomic Status (percent living below poverty line); Lowest (≥20%); Middle-low (≥10% and <20%); Middle-high (≥5% and <10%); Highest (<5%).