Table 1_3_5-2c

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_3_5.2c
Patients with colon cancer who received recommended treatment: resected colon specimen had at least 12 regional lymph nodes pathologically examined, by family income,a United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
PercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total59.90.357.13.558.40.363.80.566.71.6
Anatomic locationRight67.90.3**66.20.472.00.772.22.1
Transverse56.80.9**55.11.061.71.8**
Sigmoid50.10.4**48.90.552.90.959.23.0
AgeUnder 4077.51.6**75.12.081.83.2**
40–4969.61.0**69.01.271.61.9**
50–5962.30.6**61.10.866.01.365.64.2
60–6959.20.6**57.50.764.41.168.33.6
70–7958.50.5**56.80.662.71.067.23.0
80 and over57.00.5**55.70.759.81.161.63.3
Health insurance, under age 65Private62.60.5**60.40.766.40.968.62.8
Public58.30.357.94.057.10.461.90.763.92.2
Uninsured/other62.30.7**61.30.866.31.6**
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only57.00.7**56.00.860.51.660.04.9
Medicare and supplement58.40.4**56.80.561.90.865.32.5
Residence locationMetropolitan61.00.358.03.859.50.464.10.566.81.7
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million61.90.465.04.860.40.563.60.666.91.7
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million59.60.5**58.50.565.91.2**
Micropolitan51.60.9**51.50.9****
Noncore58.71.0**58.81.0****
  Noncore, adjacent59.21.2**59.21.2****
  Noncore, rural56.72.2**57.22.3****

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_5-2c: 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_5-2c.html