Table 12: Number of Cases and Percent of First Primary Malignant Central Nervous System Tumors by Demographics and Anatomic Site, 65 Years and Older, California, 2001-2005

 

Demographic Characteristics

 

Malignant

 

Benign

 

Uncertain

 

Total

 

 

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

n

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sex

Male

 

1,487

50.9%

 

1,691

36.1%

 

163

4.0%

 

3,341

41.7%

 

Female

 

1,433

49.1%

 

2,992

63.9%

 

242

59.8%

 

4,667

58.3%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race/Ethnicity

Non-Hispanic White

 

2,185

74.8%

 

3,110

66.4%

 

298

73.6%

 

5,593

69.8%

 

Non-Hispanic Black

 

100

3.4%

 

305

6.5%

 

21

5.2%

 

426

5.3%

 

Hispanic

 

436

14.9%

 

668

14.3%

 

53

13.1%

 

1,157

14.4%

 

Asian-Pacific Islander

 

192

6.6%

 

557

11.9%

 

29

7.2%

 

778

9.7%

 

Other/Unknown

 

7

0.2%

 

43

0.9%

 

<5

1.0%

 

54

0.7%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Socioeconomic Status

Low

 

863

29.6%

 

1,471

31.4%

 

125

30.9%

 

2,459

30.7%

 

Medium

 

644

22.1%

 

991

21.2%

 

100

24.7%

 

1,735

21.7%

 

High

 

1,413

48.4%

 

2,221

47.4%

 

180

44.4%

 

3,814

47.6%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level of Urbanization

Rural

 

225

7.7%

 

298

6.4%

 

46

11.4%

 

569

7.1%

 

Urban

 

2,695

92.3%

 

4,385

93.6%

 

359

88.6%

 

7,439

92.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

2,920

 

 

4,683

 

 

405

 

 

8,008