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Table 1 Characteristics of elderly cancer patients by depression status

From: Association between depression and healthcare expenditures among elderly cancer patients

CharacteristicsWithout DepressionWith Depression
NWt%NWt%
Total58282.312817.7
Predisposing
Year of cancer diagnosis
  2007–200931783.96316.1
  2010–201226580.76519.3
Gender
 Female23479.55620.5
 Male34884.27215.8
Age
 65–7417779.44820.6
 75 and over405848016
Race/ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic white52082.911217.1
 Other6276.81623.2
Enabling
Marital status
 Married34982.87517.2
 Other23381.25318.8
Educational attainment
 Less than high school11477.93422.1
 High school21385.33914.7
 Greater than high school25581.85518.2
Poverty status
 LT 200% FPL43584.87915.2
 GE 200% FPL14774.84725.2
Supplemental insurance**
 Private insurance with Rx23783.15116.9
 Public insurance with Rx5364.22735.8
 Medical Insurance only25986.14213.9
 Other3381.9818.1
Need
Cancer site
 Breast20880.84419.2
 Lung6780.61919.4
 Prostate30783.76416.3
Perceived health status***
 Excellent/very good/Good47586.47513.6
 Fair/poor10767.35332.7
Functional status limitation***
 None42684.97815.1
  ≥ 115664.35035.7
Number of comorbid health conditions**
 None or 119588.92811.1
  > 138779.110020.9
Personal health practices and use of health services
Smoking Status
 Current3877.91122.1
 Past31979.97620.1
 Never22586.64113.4
BMI
 Underweight/normal20680.45419.6
 Overweight25883.74916.3
 Obese/morbid obese11882.52517.5
External Environment
Metro status
 Metropolitan41482.58717.5
 Non-Metropolitan16881.54118.5
  1. ***P < .001, **.001 ≤ P < .01, *.01 ≤ P < .05
  2. Note: Wt% Weighted percentage, LT less than, GE greater than or equal to, FPL federal poverty level, Rx prescription coverage, BMI body mass index