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Table 1 Bivariate analyses of selected factors among breast cancer patients by LDS status and level of religiosity in Utah, 1985–99

From: Female breast cancer incidence and survival in Utah according to religious preference, 1985–1999

  Religiously Active LDS Religiously Less Active LDS Non-LDS χ2 P value
  No. % No. % No. %  
Age at Diagnosis        
   00–34 119 2.3 55 4.1 91 3.1  
   35–44 463 9.1 165 12.3 465 15.6  
   45–54 962 18.8 250 18.6 639 21.5  
   55–64 1167 22.9 312 23.2 674 22.6  
   65–74 1299 25.5 351 26.1 668 22.4 149.7
   75+ 1093 21.4 211 15.7 441 14.8 <.0001
Marital Status at Diagnosis        
   Never Married 123 2.3 110 8.0 217 7.2  
   Married (cohabitating) 3044 58.2 626 45.7 1944 64.4  
   Previously Married 2067 39.5 633 46.2 810 26.9 414.9
   Unknown 0 0.0 0 0.0 45 1.5 <.0001
Breast Cancer Primaries        
   Single 4742 90.6 1200 87.7 2735 90.7 11.8
   First of Multiple 492 9.4 169 12.3 281 9.3 .0028
Summary Stage (Pathological)        
   Localized 3208 61.3 839 61.3 1859 61.6  
   Regional 1756 33.5 443 32.4 982 32.6  
   Distant 166 3.2 54 3.9 106 3.5 4.3
   Unknown 104 2.0 33 2.4 69 2.3 .6340
Histological Grade        
   Low (well-differentiated) 576 11.0 152 11.1 336 11.1  
   Medium (moderately diff.) 1796 34.3 463 33.8 1076 35.7  
   High (poorly diff./undiff.) 1272 24.3 357 26.1 796 26.4 13.7
   Unknown 1590 30.4 397 29.0 808 26.8 .0337
Radiation Therapy        
   No 3504 67.0 896 65.5 1961 65.0 3.5
   Yes 1730 33.0 473 34.5 1055 35.0 .1736
Surgery        
   Conservative Management 1835 35.1 508 37.1 1144 37.9  
   Mastectomy 3368 64.3 856 62.5 1858 61.6 8.4
   Other Surgery 31 0.6 5 0.4 14 0.5 .0775
Year of Diagnosis        
   1985–88 1139 21.8 306 22.4 693 23.0  
   1989–92 1282 24.5 374 27.3 732 24.3  
   1993–96 1525 29.1 371 27.1 855 28.3 7.8
   1997–99 1288 24.6 318 23.2 736 24.4 .2498