Table 1_3_5-1

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_3_5.1
Patients with colon cancer who received recommended treatment: resected colon specimen had at least 12 regional lymph nodes pathologically examined, United States, 2003 and 2005
Population group20052003
PercentSEPercentSE
Total59.90.351.50.3
Anatomic locationRight67.90.360.20.4
Transverse56.80.947.30.8
Sigmoid50.10.440.90.4
AgeUnder 4077.51.667.91.8
40–4969.61.063.91.1
50–5962.30.654.90.7
60–6959.20.651.10.6
70–7958.50.549.80.5
80 and over57.00.548.10.5
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native****
Asian64.91.656.61.7
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander****
Black only58.20.852.10.8
White only59.90.351.20.3
EthnicityHispanic, all races60.71.252.41.3
Non-Hispanic, other63.81.656.21.7
Non-Hispanic, Black58.20.851.80.8
Non-Hispanic, White60.10.351.10.3
Health insurance, under age 65Private62.60.556.00.5
Public only58.30.349.30.3
Uninsured/other62.30.754.10.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only57.00.748.30.7
Medicare and supplement58.40.449.20.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor57.13.558.53.3
Near poor/low58.40.350.30.3
Middle63.80.554.70.5
High66.71.656.21.7
Residence locationMetropolitan61.00.352.60.3
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million61.90.453.40.4
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million59.60.551.30.5
Micropolitan51.60.943.80.9
Noncore58.71.049.21.0
  Noncore, adjacent59.21.249.41.1
  Noncore, rural56.72.248.32.3

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_3_5-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr08/1_cancer/T1_3_5-1.html