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Table 10 Health status of melanoma survivors versus that of NHIS participants

From: Health profiles of 996 melanoma survivors: the M. D. Anderson experience

A. Overall
  < 45 Survivors* n = 83 < 45 NHIS1 n = 108114 45–64 Survivors* n = 405 45–64 NHIS1 n = 64650 ≥ 65 Survivors* n = 508 ≥ 65 NHIS1 n = 17809
Arthritis 14.4% 7.8% 16.1% 28.8% 23.2% 44.6%
Diabetes Mellitus 2.4% 1.9% 3.5% 9.3% 10.0% 17.1%
Hearing Loss 2.4% 6.7% 3.7% 17.5% 18.1% 29.7%
Heart Disease 10.8% 4.0% 16.1% 12.7% 33.6% 26.2%
Kidney Problems 3.6% 0.6% 3.7% 1.5% 8.5% 2.3%
Liver Problems 2.4% 0.8% 1.2% 1.9% 0.9% 1.3%
Migraine Headaches 3.6% 17.6% 3.5% 15.3% 0.7% 7.8%
B. Combined Treatments
  < 45 Survivors* n = 28 < 45 NHIS1 n = 108114 45–64 Survivors* n = 156 45–64 NHIS1 n = 64650 ≥ 65 Survivors* n = 207 ≥ 65 NHIS1 n = 17809
Arthritis 21.4% 7.8% 19.2% 28.8% 25.1% 44.6%
Diabetes Mellitus 3.7% 1.9% 2.5% 9.3% 10.6% 17.1%
Hearing Loss 7.2% 6.7% 4.5% 17.5% 21.7% 29.7%
Heart Disease 14.3% 4.0% 19.8% 12.7% 43.9% 26.2%
Kidney Problems 0.0% 0.6% 3.8% 1.5% 11.1% 2.3%
Liver Problems 0.0% 0.8% 2.5% 1.9% 2.4% 1.3%
Migraine Headaches 7.2% 17.6% 4.5% 15.3% 0.5% 7.8%
C. Surgery Alone
  < 45 Survivors* n = 53 < 45 NHIS1 n = 108114 45–64 Survivors* n = 240 45–64 NHIS1 n = 64650 ≥ 65 Survivors* n = 284 ≥ 65 NHIS1 n = 17809
Arthritis 11.3% 7.8% 13.7% 28.8% 21.8% 44.6%
Diabetes Mellitus 1.9% 1.9% 4.2% 9.3% 9.8% 17.1%
Hearing Loss 0.0% 6.7% 2.9% 17.5% 15.1% 29.7%
Heart Disease 9.4% 4.0% 13.3% 12.7% 27.1% 26.2%
Kidney Problems 5.7% 0.6% 3.7% 1.5% 7.1% 2.3%
Liver Problems 3.8% 0.8% 0.4% 1.9% 0.0% 1.3%
Migraine Headaches 1.9% 17.6% 2.9% 15.3% 1.1% 7.8%
  1. * At time of survey
  2. 1 NHIS data from Vital and Health Statistics Series 10, Number 222. National Health Interview Survey, US Department of Health and Human Services, Hyattsville MD. 2002
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