Table 1_3_5_2c

2011 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 income,a 2008
  TotalNegative/poorNear poor/lowMiddleHigh
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Anatomic locationRight87.00.390.
AgeUnder age 4092.11.0DSUDSU90.91.394.91.6DSUDSU
80 and over79.40.582.96.478.80.680.80.984.52.5
Health insurance, under age 65Private83.60.483.35.882.80.585.40.785.82.0
Public only80.30.385.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only81.40.7DSUDSU81.00.881.51.589.73.7
Medicare and supplement80.10.386.73.979.50.482.30.681.82.0
Location of patient residencebMetropolitan81.
  Large metropolitan82.30.385.93.581.50.483.30.583.61.4
  Small metropolitan80.90.480.04.880.70.482.
  Noncore, adjacent80.40.9DSUDSU80.30.9DSUDSUDSUDSU
  Noncore, rural80.71.7DSUDSU80.91.8DSUDSUDSUDSU

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. Large metropolitan includes areas with a population of one million or more; small metropolitan includes areas with a population less than one million.

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.


Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Table 1_3_5_2c: 2011 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.