Table 1_1_3-1

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 1_1_3.1
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis, United States, 1999 and 2005
Population group20051999
AgeUnder 4066.
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native**72.54.3
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander****
Black only68.10.968.80.7
White only75.30.374.60.2
EthnicityHispanic, all races61.51.465.41.1
Non-Hispanic, other71.51.673.71.2
Non-Hispanic, Black68.30.968.90.7
Non-Hispanic, White76.00.375.10.2
Health insurance, under age 65Private74.70.475.30.3
Public only73.70.672.90.5
Health insurance, ages 65–70Medicare only71.01.972.41.1
Medicare and supplement78.00.976.20.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor**69.73.4
Near poor/low74.00.474.00.2
Residence locationMetropolitan73.90.373.20.2
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million72.30.471.40.3
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million76.60.576.70.4
  Noncore, adjacent76.
  Noncore, rural73.12.574.81.7

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below $17,500; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the Federal poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: standard error.

Source: Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons and American Cancer Society, National Cancer Data Base.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 1_1_3-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.