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Table 1 Tumor characteristics of ovarian cancer patients, Philippine resident population, and Filipino-Americans and Caucasians from US SEER, 1993-2002

From: Ovarian cancer survival population differences: a "high resolution study" comparing Philippine residents, and Filipino-Americans and Caucasians living in the US

  Philippine resident population Filipino-Americans Caucasians  
Variable (N = 1475) (N = 463) (N = 22290) p-value
  Freq %1 Freq %1 Freq %1  
Age group        
   < 40 415 28.1 64 13.8 1545 6.9 < 0.0001
   40-49 364 24.7 110 23.8 2948 13.2  
   50-59 355 24.1 130 28.1 4356 19.5  
   60-69 213 14.4 81 17.5 4787 21.5  
   70+ 128 8.7 78 16.9 8654 38.8  
FIGO        
   I 316 33.5 160 35.9 4989 24.0 < 0.0001
   II 112 11.9 62 13.9 2013 9.7  
   III 315 33.4 138 30.9 8222 39.5  
   IV 201 21.3 86 19.3 5609 26.9  
   Unknown 531   17   1457   
Morphology        
   Serous 236 20.1 130 30.2 8520 42.4 < 0.0001
   Clear cell 72 6.1 44 10.2 974 4.9  
   Endometrioid 259 22.1 83 19.3 2897 14.4  
   Mucinous 285 24.3 45 10.5 1453 7.2  
   Others 320 27.3 128 29.8 6255 31.1  
   NOS2 303   33   2191   
Surgery        
   With surgery 1214 88.6 396 85.7 17490 78.7 < 0.0001
   Without surgery 157 11.5 66 14.3 4743 21.3  
   Unknown 104   1   57   
Radiotherapy        
   With radiotherapy 95 7.7 12 2.6 437 2.0 < 0.0001
   Without radiotherapy 1144 92.3 445 97.4 21732 98.0  
   Unknown 236   6   121   
  1. 1percentages refer to those with known categories
  2. 2includes: Neoplasms; Carcinoma, NOS; Carcinoma, Undifferentiated, NOS