Table 1_1_3-2c

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_3.2c
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 family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
AgeUnder 4066.41.2**66.91.564.12.4**
Health insurance, ages 0–64Private74.70.4**74.40.576.00.674.31.7
Health insurance, ages 65–70Medicare only71.01.9**70.12.376.13.6**
Medicare and supplement78.00.9****
Residence locationMetropolitan73.90.3**73.40.475.30.572.21.4
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million72.30.4**70.60.674.70.671.91.5
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million76.60.5**76.50.677.
  Noncore, adjacent76.71.2**76.51.3****
  Noncore, rural73.12.5**75.22.5****

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