Table 1_3_5-2a

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_3_5.2a
Patients with colon cancer who received recommended treatment: resected colon specimen had at least 12 regional lymph nodes pathologically examined, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalWhiteBlackAsian
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total59.90.359.90.358.20.864.91.6
Anatomic locationRight67.90.367.70.467.01.074.02.4
Transverse56.80.956.60.955.32.5**
Sigmoid50.10.450.10.546.41.356.62.4
AgeUnder 4077.51.676.31.979.64.0**
40–4969.61.069.31.169.82.4**
50–5962.30.662.40.761.21.664.23.9
60–6959.20.659.20.657.51.563.73.3
70–7958.50.558.80.552.51.664.93.0
80 and over57.00.557.10.653.92.257.14.4
Health insurance, under age 65Private62.60.562.50.661.51.567.02.7
Public58.30.358.40.455.71.063.32.3
Uninsured/other62.30.762.20.861.41.965.74.2
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only57.00.757.10.854.11.969.84.3
Medicare and supplement58.40.458.60.453.91.559.23.2
Family incomeaNegative/poor57.13.5**64.74.7**
Near poor/low58.40.358.30.357.40.964.72.3
Middle63.80.563.70.661.92.465.42.7
High66.71.666.91.7****
Residence locationMetropolitan61.00.361.10.358.40.864.91.7
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million61.90.462.30.458.31.063.22.0
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million59.60.559.50.558.61.670.73.4
Micropolitan51.60.951.30.952.73.3**
Noncore58.71.058.51.162.13.8**
  Noncore, adjacent59.21.258.81.262.74.1**
  Noncore, rural56.72.257.52.3****

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_5-2a: 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_5-2a.html