Table 2.

NSABP DMP-1: Comparison of demographic characteristics of those who decided to take a SERM and those who decided not to take a SERM to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer

Decision about a SERM (n = 726)
To take (n = 324)Not to take (n = 402)
CharacteristicsCategoriesNo. (%)No. (%)ORa(95% CI)Pb
Age, y≤49114 (35.2)165 (41.0)0.27
50–59128 (39.5)146 (36.3)1.27 (0.91–1.78)
≥6082 (25.3)91 (22.6)1.30 (0.89–1.91)
Race, self-identifiedWhite294 (90.7)357 (88.8)0.72
Black16 (4.9)23 (5.7)0.84 (0.44–1.63)
Other13 (4.0)20 (5.0)0.79 (0.39–1.61)
Unknown1 (0.3)2 (0.5)
Ethnicity, self-identifiedHispanic or Latina16 (4.9)19 (4.7)0.89
Not Hispanic or Latina306 (94.4)382 (95.0)0.95 (0.48–1.88)
Unknown2 (0.6)1 (0.2)
Menopausal statusPremenopausal106 (32.7)148 (36.8)0.25
Postmenopausal218 (67.3)254 (63.2)1.20 (0.88–1.63)
Marital statusCurrently not single246 (75.9)299 (74.4)0.66
Currently single77 (23.8)101 (25.1)0.93 (0.66–1.30)
Unknown1 (0.3)2 (0.5)
EducationLess than high school9 (2.8)4 (1.0)0.26
High school graduate61 (18.8)67 (16.7)0.40 (0.12–1.38)
Some college87 (26.9)115 (28.6)0.34 (0.10–1.13)
College graduate or more167 (51.5)216 (53.7)0.34 (0.10–1.14)
Income<$30,00038 (11.7)46 (11.4)0.62
≥$30,000, <$60,00061 (18.8)71 (17.7)1.04 (0.60–1.80)
≥$60,000, <$90,00060 (18.5)61 (15.2)1.19 (0.68–2.08)
≥$90,000134 (41.4)180 (44.8)0.90 (0.56–1.46)
Unknown31 (9.6)44 (10.9)
  • aOR, the relative odds for SERM uptake, “—” identifies the baseline level of the covariate.

  • bP value is based on the likelihood ratio test, unknowns were excluded for calculation of P values.