Health-Related Quality of Life Social Determinants Impacting African-American Cancer Survivors: A Secondary Data Analysis of the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Keywords:Cancer Survivorship, Quality of Life, African-Americans, Social Determinants
Background: The primary aim of this study was to examine whether physical and mental health-
related quality of life of African American cancer survivors differed based on age, sex, income, health
behaviors, and access to health care. Methods: Secondary analysis of the 2014 Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System survey was performed. Participants were African-American adults (n = 2,573). Re-
sults: Those reporting the highest physical and mental HRQOL were females, age 65 years or older with
an income of $20,000 or greater. Discussion: The findings of this study may be used by health educators
interested in increasing HRQOL among African-American cancer survivors.
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