Table 1_1_3-2a

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_3.2a
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAsian
AgeUnder 4066.**
Health insurance, ages 0–64Private74.70.475.80.469.61.372.82.1
Health insurance, ages 65–70Medicare only71.01.973.12.0****
Medicare and supplement78.00.978.70.972.73.6**
Family incomeaNegative/poor********
Near poor/low74.00.475.30.468.
Residence locationMetropolitan73.90.375.10.368.
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million72.30.473.90.467.
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million76.60.577.20.571.41.881.83.0
  Noncore, adjacent76.****
  Noncore, rural73.12.574.72.5****

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_3-2a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.