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Table 1 Distributions of the study population characteristics overall and by cancer history status, NHIS 2013–2018

From: Residential mobility among adult cancer survivors in the United States

Variables Overall (185,637, 100%) With a history of cancer (19,105, 9.0%) Without a history of cancer (166,532, 91.0%)
Unweighted N Weighted % Unweighted N Weighted % Unweighted N Weighted %
Neighborhood tenure (years)
 < 1 25,568 13.1 1279 6.4 24,289 13.7
 1–3 39,048 20.9 2405 12.5 36,643 21.7
 4–10 46,057 25.3 4028 20.7 42,029 25.8
 11–20 32,886 19.3 3875 21.2 29,011 19.2
 > 20 42,078 21.4 7518 39.2 34,560 19.6
Time since the 1st cancer diagnosis (years)
 < 1    1270 6.3   
 1–3    2394 12.5   
 4–10    4015 20.7   
 11–20    3857 21.2   
 > 20    7489 39.2   
Having changed neighborhoods after the 1st cancer diagnosis
 No    13,754 74.4   
 Yes    5087 25.6   
Sex
 Male 83,589 48.2 7890 43.9 75,699 48.7
 Female 102,048 51.8 11,215 56.1 90,833 51.3
Race
 white only 144,910 78.8 16,858 89.4 128,052 77.7
 black only 24,018 12.1 1391 6.3 22,627 12.7
 AIAN only 2033 1.0 114 0.5 1919 1.0
 Asian only 10,422 6.0 395 2.3 10,027 6.4
 other 4254 2.1 347 1.5 3907 2.1
Hispanic ethnicity
 No 158,443 84.3 18,035 94.3 140,408 83.3
 Yes 27,194 15.7 1070 5.7 26,124 16.7
Education
 < high school 24,605 12.5 2380 11.0 22,225 12.7
 high school 46,359 25.0 4851 25.3 41,508 25.0
 > high school 113,971 62.5 11,813 63.7 102,158 62.3
Marital status
 other 103,677 47.1 10,157 39.3 93,520 47.9
 Yes 81,960 52.9 8948 60.7 73,012 52.1
Employment status
 Working 107,570 61.8 6164 35.8 101,406 64.3
 Looking for work 7088 4.2 291 1.6 6797 4.4
 Not working/ not looking for work 70,906 34.1 12,644 62.6 58,262 31.3
Ratio of family income to the poverty threshold
 < 1 27,283 12.5 1972 8.4 25,311 12.9
 1–1.99 34,205 18.1 3336 16.0 30,869 18.3
 2–3.99 49,136 28.8 5224 29.5 43,912 28.7
 ≥ 4 61,987 40.7 6943 46.1 55,044 40.1
Health insurance coverage
 No 21,367 11.7 644 3.5 20,723 12.5
 Yes 163,589 88.3 18,437 96.5 145,152 87.5
Residence region
 Northeast 30,395 17.6 3291 17.8 27,104 17.6
 Midwest 40,667 22.4 4444 23.5 36,223 22.2
 South 66,267 36.6 6733 37.6 59,534 36.5
 West 48,308 23.4 4637 21.1 43,671 23.6
Nativity
 Otherwise 31,407 18.6 1411 8.3 29,996 19.6
 US born 154,230 81.4 17,694 91.7 136,536 80.4
Family size
 1 64,372 19.6 7936 24.8 56,436 19.1
 2 59,669 33.6 8222 50.3 51,447 32.0
 ≥ 3 61,596 46.8 2947 24.9 58,649 48.9
Having family members aged 65 and older
 No 131,120 73.9 6957 40.3 124,163 77.3
 Yes 54,517 26.1 12,148 59.7 42,369 22.7
Having family members aged 18 and younger
 No 132,183 65.3 16,995 85.4 115,188 63.3
 Yes 53,454 34.7 2110 14.6 51,344 36.7
People in neighborhood help each other
 Definitely agree 72,301 39.4 8898 46.8 63,403 38.7
 Somewhat agree 75,271 43.2 6885 38.4 68,386 43.6
 Somewhat disagree 18,849 10.4 1589 8.6 17,260 10.5
 Definitely disagree 13,275 7.0 1254 6.2 12,021 7.1
There are people I can count on in this neighborhood
 Definitely agree 89,638 49.0 11,088 58.5 78,550 48.0
 Somewhat agree 58,230 33.1 5035 27.8 53,195 33.7
 Somewhat disagree 17,309 9.6 1324 7.2 15,985 9.8
 Definitely disagree 15,412 8.3 1268 6.4 14,144 8.5
People in neighborhood can be trusted
 Definitely agree 82,867 46.1 10,407 56.0 72,460 45.1
 Somewhat agree 65,350 37.3 5745 31.8 59,605 37.8
 Somewhat disagree 17,530 9.4 1293 6.8 16,237 9.6
 Definitely disagree 13,525 7.2 1088 5.4 12,437 7.4
This is a close-knit neighborhood
 Definitely agree 52,150 28.3 6196 32.3 45,954 27.9
 Somewhat agree 63,194 36.0 6222 34.1 56,972 36.2
 Somewhat disagree 37,914 21.2 3611 19.6 34,303 21.3
 Definitely disagree 26,981 14.5 2657 14.0 24,324 14.6
Weighted measures Mean Median (IQR) Mean Median (IQR) Mean Median (IQR)
Age (years)
  47.2 46.1 (31.2–60.5) 64.5 65.5 (55.6–74.5) 45.5 43.9 (30.0–58.2)
Perceived neighborhood social cohesion score
  12.2 12 (9.9–14.7) 12.7 12.9 (10.5–15.0) 12.1 11.9 (9.8–14.7)
  1. Note: We applied survey procedures to take into account the NHIS sample design and to obtain the population weighted proportion (%) for categorical variables, and the population weighted mean, median, and interquartile range (IQR) for continuous variables. All covariates differ significantly by cancer status based on Rao-Scott Chi-Square tests for categorical variables with a p-value of < 0.0001, and survey regressions for continuous variables (p-value< 0.0001). AIAN = American Indian and Alaskan Native