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Table 1 Demographic, anthropometric and clinical characteristics – a comparison between cancer survivors and the general population

From: Quantifying dietary acid load in U.S. cancer survivors: an exploratory study using NHANES data

  General population
n = 17,969
Cancer Survivors:
n = 1444
p a
Gender    < 0.001
 Male n = 8783 (48.66) n = 632 (37.21) c  
 Female n = 9186 (51.34) n = 812 (62.79) c
Ethnicity    < 0.001
 Mexican American n = 2781 (8.75) n = 106 (3.04) c  
 Other Hispanic n = 1800 (5.48) n = 96 (2.80) c
 Non-Hispanic White n = 7730 (66.94) n = 911 (83.35) c
 Non-Hispanic Black n = 3918 (11.76) n = 266 (7.40) c
 Other Race - Including Multi-Racial n = 1740 (7.06) n = 65 (3.22) c
Marital Status    < 0.001
 Married/living with a partner n = 10,570 (62.97) n = 870 (65.19)  
 Widowed/Divorced/Separated n = 3842 (17.28) n = 477 (28.59) c
 Never married n = 3557 (19.74) n = 97 (6.21) c
Annual household income    0.586
 Under $20,000 n = 4000 (15.05) n = 354 (15.69)  
 Over $20,000 n = 13,969 (84.95) n = 1090 (84.31)
Education level    0.144
 Less than 9th grade n = 1799 (5.29) n = 152 (5.04)  
 9-11th grade b n = 2756 (11.82) n = 216 (10.78)
 High school graduate/GED or equivalent n = 4136 (22.68) n = 314 (20.46)
 Some college or AA degree n = 5252 (31.50) n = 404 (31.69)
 College graduate or above n = 4026 (28.71) n = 358 (32.02) c
 Age (in years) 45.36 (0.28) 61.75 (0.51) < 0.001 d
 Body mass index (in kg/m2) n = 28.85 (0.08) n = 29.20 (0.26) 0.210
  1. Categorical variables are shown as n (weighted %), continuous variables as means (standard error)
  2. a The p-value is based on a design-based Rao-Scott F-Test and tests for a potential association between cancer survivor status and the respective demographic, anthropometric or clinical characteristics (available for categorical variables only)
  3. b includes 12th grade without diploma
  4. c indicates significant differences in the proportions
  5. d indicates significant differences in the means