Table 1_1_4-1

2009 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_4.1
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis, United States, 1999 and 2006
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 75.20.373.70.2
AgeUnder age 4068.
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native81.
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific IslanderDSUDSUDSUDSU
Black only68.50.968.80.7
White only76.50.374.60.2
EthnicityHispanic, all races61.61.365.41.1
Non-Hispanic, other73.31.673.71.2
Non-Hispanic, Black68.60.968.90.7
Non-Hispanic, White77.40.375.10.2
Health insurance, under age 65Private76.00.475.30.3
Public only74.60.672.90.5
Health insurance, ages 65–70Medicare only70.
Medicare and supplement79.50.876.20.7
Family incomeaNegative/poor65.74.769.73.4
Near poor/low75.10.374.00.2
Residence locationMetropolitan74.80.373.20.2
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million73.50.471.40.3
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million77.40.576.70.4
  Noncore, adjacent80.
  Noncore, rural74.72.374.81.7

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over. Family income is based on median ZIP Code income as of Census 2000.

b Concordance computed for diagnosis months January-June 2006.

DSU - 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 March 2010
Internet Citation: Table 1_1_4-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.