Table 1_3_5-1

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_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 2006
Population groupPercentSEPercentSE
Total 66.80.351.70.3
Anatomic locationRight74.80.360.50.4
AgeUnder age 4084.11.470.21.9
80 and over64.00.548.50.5
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native61.
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific IslanderDSUDSUDSUDSU
Black only65.90.752.40.8
White only66.90.351.40.3
EthnicityHispanic, all races67.
Non-Hispanic, other68.81.555.81.7
Non-Hispanic, Black66.00.852.20.8
Non-Hispanic, White66.90.351.40.3
Health insurance, under age 65Private69.80.556.20.5
Public only65.40.349.50.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only64.40.848.40.7
Medicare and supplement65.20.449.40.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor68.
Near poor/low66.00.350.50.3
Residence locationMetropolitan67.90.352.80.3
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million68.50.453.80.4
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million66.80.451.40.5
  Noncore, adjacent66.
  Noncore, rural64.

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.

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_3_5-1: 2009 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. March 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.