Table 1_3_5-2b

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_5.2b
Patients with colon cancer who received recommended treatment: resected colon specimen had at least 12 regional lymph nodes pathologically examined, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total59.90.360.00.360.10.358.20.860.71.2
Anatomic locationRight67.90.367.90.467.90.466.91.169.81.7
Transverse56.80.957.40.957.31.055.72.652.34.4
Sigmoid50.10.449.90.550.20.546.71.453.51.9
AgeUnder 4077.51.677.81.876.42.1****
40–4969.61.070.21.170.31.369.72.668.73.8
50–5962.30.662.60.762.60.862.61.666.12.6
60–6959.20.659.50.659.80.756.71.661.42.4
70–7958.50.558.50.559.10.652.61.755.72.5
80 and over57.00.557.00.657.30.653.12.349.83.4
Health insurance, under age 65Private62.60.562.90.662.80.662.01.663.72.2
Public58.30.358.40.458.60.455.41.157.11.7
Uninsured/other62.30.762.90.862.90.962.12.066.12.7
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only57.00.757.30.857.60.853.22.056.63.7
Medicare and supplement58.40.458.30.458.70.553.41.653.42.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor57.13.555.43.8******
Near poor/low58.40.358.50.358.50.457.40.953.01.5
Middle63.80.563.60.663.70.661.42.551.63.4
High66.71.666.21.766.71.8****
Residence locationMetropolitan61.00.361.10.361.30.358.50.960.91.4
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million61.90.461.80.462.40.458.61.062.31.6
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million59.60.559.90.559.80.558.21.757.42.7
Micropolitan51.60.952.11.051.91.051.03.5**
Noncore58.71.059.11.159.11.260.04.1**
  Noncore, adjacent59.21.259.31.359.31.360.24.4**
  Noncore, rural56.72.258.22.458.62.5****

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_3_5-2b: 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_5-2b.html