Skip Navigation Links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 CDC Home Search Health Topics A-Z

Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy

View Current Issue
Issue Archive
Archivo de números en español

Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal


Volume 7: No. 1, January 2010

Health Behaviors and Quality of Life of Cancer Survivors in Massachusetts, 2006: Data Use for Comprehensive Cancer Control

Health Status Time Since Cancer Diagnosis
≤5 y 6-10 y >10 y
OR 95% CI OR 95% CI OR 95% CI
Fair or poor health 3.0 (2.2-4.2) 2.2 (1.4-3.5) 1.9 (1.2-2.9)
Poor physical health 2.7 (1.8-3.9) 2.1 (1.2-3.6) 1.2 (0.7-2.1)
Poor mental health 1.6 (1.1-2.5) 1.2 (0.6-2.4) 0.9 (0.4-1.8)
Life satisfaction 0.7 (0.4-1.3) 0.9 (0.4-2.2) 1.3 (0.6-2.9)

Figure. Health status and quality of life among cancer survivors, by the time since diagnosis, Massachusetts Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 2006. The reference group is respondents with no cancer diagnosed. Rates are adjusted for age and sex. Abbreviations: OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.

Return to article



The findings and conclusions in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Privacy Policy | Accessibility

CDC Home | Search | Health Topics A-Z

This page last reviewed October 25, 2011

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
 HHS logoUnited States Department of
Health and Human Services