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Table 1 Characteristics of women with diagnosed with breast cancer who initiated AET within 12 months by race/ethnicity, 2000-2007

From: Racial differences in long-term adjuvant endocrine therapy adherence and mortality among Medicaid-insured breast cancer patients in Texas: Findings from TCR-Medicaid linked data

  Total Non-Hispanic White Non-Hispanic Black Hispanic Other p-value
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Total 1,497 100.0 566 100.0 278 100.0 582 100.0 71 100.0  
Age (years)            <0.001
 20-34 60 4.0 13 2.3 13 4.7 33 5.7 1 1.4  
 35-49 535 35.7 185 32.7 108 38.9 225 38.7 17 23.9  
 50-64 902 60.3 368 65.0 157 56.5 324 55.7 53 74.7  
Tumor stage            0.20
 Local 744 49.7 291 51.4 140 50.4 272 46.7 41 57.8  
 Regional 753 50.3 275 48.6 138 49.6 310 53.3 30 42.3  
Poverty            <0.001
 ≤ 16 503 33.6 270 47.7 114 41.0 94 16.2 25 35.2  
 16.1-18.3 488 32.6 182 32.2 128 46.0 149 25.6 29 40.9  
 ≥ 18.4 506 33.8 114 20.1 36 13.0 339 58.3 17 23.9  
Median Income            <0.001
 ≤ 33,502 479 32.0 122 21.6 34 12.2 309 53.1 14 19.7  
 33,503-41946 482 32.2 205 36.2 108 38.9 152 26.1 17 23.9  
 ≥ 41,947 536 35.8 239 42.2 136 48.9 121 20.8 40 56.3  
DPC Physicians per 100K Population            <0.001
 ≤103.9 419 28.0 194 34.3 61 21.9 151 26.0 13 18.3  
 104-198.7 437 29.2 148 26.2 32 11.5 237 40.7 20 28.2  
 ≥198.8 641 42.8 224 39.6 185 66.6 194 33.3 38 53.5  
TX-Mexico Border            <0.001
 No 1201 80.2 536 94.7 274 98.6 328 56.4 63 88.7  
 Yes 296 19.8 30 5.3 4 1.4 254 43.6 8 11.3  
Region            <0.001
 Metro 1208 80.7 416 73.5 236 84.9 492 84.5 64 90.1  
 Urban/Rural 289 19.3 150 26.5 42 15.1 90 15.5 7 9.9 0.48
Year of Diagnosis
 2000-2001 273 18.2 101 17.8 55 19.8 106 18.2 11 15.5  
 2002-2004 659 44.0 258 45.6 130 46.8 240 41.2 31 43.7  
 2005-2007 565 37.7 207 36.6 93 33.5 236 40.6 29 40.9  
Chemotherapy            0.20
 No 753 50.3 305 53.9 133 47.8 281 48.3 34 47.9  
 Yes 744 49.7 261 46.1 145 52.2 301 51.7 37 52.1  
Radiation Therapy            <0.001
 No 725 48.4 295 52.1 155 55.8 235 40.4 40 56.3  
 Yes 772 51.6 271 47.9 123 44.2 347 59.6 31 43.7  
Surgery            0.22
 No 86 5.7 35 6.2 20 7.2 25 4.3 6 8.5  
 Yes 1411 94.3 531 93.8 258 92.8 557 95.7 65 91.6  
Comorbidity score            0.06
 0 986 65.9 360 63.6 177 63.7 399 68.6 50 70.4  
 1-2 333 22.2 144 25.4 58 20.9 121 20.8 10 14.1  
 3 or more 178 11.9 62 11.0 43 15.5 62 10.7 11 15.5  
  1. DPC direct primary care
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