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Table 1 Distribution of initial treatment by sociodemographic and economic characteristics of the patient.

From: Factors associated with initial treatment and survival for clinically localized prostate cancer: results from the CDC-NPCR Patterns of Care Study (PoC1)

      Percent receiving each therapy  
Characteristic Number1 (%) Number2 (%) Radical prostatectomy Radiation therapy Hormonal therapy Watchful waiting P3
Total 3,328 (100) 3,300 (100) 39.70 31.42 10.27 18.61  
Age at diagnosis          
   <60 602 (18) 601 (18) 72.88 15.14 3.00 8.99 <0.0001
   60-64 568 (17) 565 (17) 61.42 21.06 5.13 12.39  
   65-69 736 (22) 730 (22) 48.36 31.92 7.26 12.47  
   70-74 709 (21) 703 (21) 20.91 47.08 10.81 21.19  
   75-79 456 (14) 453 (14) 4.42 49.23 17.88 28.48  
   >= 80 257 (8) 248 (8) 2.02 16.13 33.06 48.79  
Race/ethnicity          
   Non-Hispanic White 2,671 (80) 2,649 (80) 40.43 32.58 9.82 17.18 0.0011
   Non-Hispanic Black 465 (14) 460 (14) 36.74 26.09 13.26 23.91  
   Non-Hispanic Other 56 (2) 56 (2) 32.14 33.93 8.93 25.00  
   Hispanic 114 (3) 113 (3) 41.59 23.01 8.85 26.55  
   Unknown 22 (1) 22 (1) 22.73 40.91 13.64 22.73  
Marital status          
   Married 2,508 (75) 2,489 (75) 43.51 31.90 9.04 15.55 <0.0001
   Single 232 (7) 229 (7) 34.06 27.07 10.04 28.82  
   Separated/divorced 174 (5) 173 (5) 39.88 26.01 10.40 23.70  
   Widowed 234 (7) 230 (7) 16.96 31.74 19.13 32.17  
   Unknown 180 (5) 179 (5) 22.91 35.20 16.20 25.70  
Insurance          
   None 26 (1) 26 (1) 42.31 26.92 11.54 19.23 <0.0001
   Private 2,384 (72) 2,365 (72) 42.79 31.63 9.56 16.03  
   Public 570 (17) 564 (17) 31.56 28.90 13.12 26.42  
   Other 94 (3) 94 (3) 53.19 24.47 7.45 14.89  
   Unknown 254 (8) 251 (8) 23.51 38.25 11.55 26.69  
Education4          
   Educated 2,431 (73) 2,409 (73) 41.22 31.51 9.46 17.81 0.0062
   Not educated 880 (26) 874 (26) 35.81 30.78 12.59 20.82  
Poverty4          
   Not in poverty 2,546 (77) 2,529 (77) 40.45 31.99 9.65 17.91 0.0275
   In poverty 765 (23) 754 (23) 37.53 29.05 12.47 20.95  
Working class status4          
   Non-working class 1,738 (52) 1,724 (52) 40.14 33.29 9.40 17.17 0.0165
   Working class 1,573 (47) 1,559 (47) 39.38 29.12 11.29 20.21  
Urban-rural residence4          
   100% urban 2,196 (66) 2,174 (66) 39.93 31.05 9.84 19.18 0.4804
   Urban-rural mix 853 (26) 848 (26) 40.57 31.13 10.85 17.45  
   100% rural 262 (8) 261 (8) 36.02 34.10 12.26 17.62  
Registry          
   California 507 (15) 503 (15) 43.74 25.25 12.52 18.49 <0.0001
   Colorado 509 (15) 507 (15) 44.18 28.60 10.45 16.77  
   Illinois 522 (16) 521 (16) 36.28 31.48 10.36 21.88  
   Louisiana 530 (16) 529 (16) 42.53 26.47 11.53 19.47  
   New York 445 (13) 435 (13) 34.94 40.69 9.43 14.94  
   Rhode Island 464 (14) 459 (14) 36.17 35.29 8.71 19.83  
   South Carolina 351 (11) 346 (10) 38.73 35.26 7.80 18.21  
  1. 1: Sample size for analysis of conservative versus definite therapy.
  2. 2: Sample size for dividing conservative treatment into hormone therapy and watchful waiting (excludes 28 observations missing dates for hormone therapy). Used for calculating proportions in this table.
  3. 3: Probability from a two-sided X2 test comparing the distribution of treatments across levels of the variable.
  4. 4: Information missing for 17 individuals.