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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 18a
Patients with colon cancer who received recommended treatment: resected colon specimen had at least 12 regional lymph nodes pathologically examined, by race, United States, 2004
Population group Total White Black Asian
Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE Percent SE
Total   55.0 0.3 54.9 0.3 53.8 0.8 59.8 1.7
Anatomic Location Right 63.5 0.4 63.4 0.4 61.6 1.1 73.2 2.5
Transverse 52.5 0.9 52.1 0.9 54.8 2.5 * *
Sigmoid 44.5 0.4 44.2 0.5 43.1 1.2 51.3 2.3
Age Under age 40 73.3 1.8 73.0 2.1 72.6 4.3 * *
40-49 66.5 1.0 67.5 1.2 62.5 2.5 * *
50-59 57.4 0.7 56.8 0.8 58.5 1.6 65.6 3.7
60-69 54.5 0.6 55.0 0.6 51.3 1.5 56.3 3.4
70-79 53.6 0.5 53.7 0.5 50.8 1.5 54.9 3.3
80 and over 51.6 0.6 51.6 0.6 46.5 2.1 56.6 4.4
Health insurance, under age 65 Private 57.8 0.5 57.4 0.6 58.9 1.5 62.3 2.7
Public 53.1 0.3 53.2 0.4 51.2 1.0 55.1 2.4
Not insured and other 59.1 0.7 59.5 0.8 54.8 1.8 69.0 4.1
Health insurance, age 65 and over Medicare only 52.1 0.7 51.9 0.8 49.8 1.9 64.2 4.4
Medicare and supplement 53.2 0.4 53.4 0.4 50.3 1.5 48.5 3.5
Family incomea Negative/poor 54.6 3.5 * * 51.4 4.8 * *
Near poor/low 53.4 0.3 53.2 0.4 53.0 0.9 59.7 2.3
Middle 59.1 0.5 58.6 0.6 63.3 2.4 61.8 2.7
High 62.1 1.7 62.4 1.8 * * * *
Residence location Fringe metro, more than 1 million 57.2 0.4 57.1 0.4 56.8 56.8 55.6 2.1
Metro, 0.25-1 million 56.4 0.6 56.3 0.6 52.8 52.8 69.8 3.4
Metro, less than 0.25 million 49.5 0.8 49.8 0.9 45.0 45.0 * *
Non-metro, urban 49.3 0.7 49.4 0.8 45.5 45.5 * *
Completely rural 55.6 1.9 56.4 1.9 * * * *
Residence location Metropolitan 56.0 0.3 55.8 0.3 55.1 0.8 59.0 1.8
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million 57.2 0.4 57.1 0.4 56.8 1.0 55.6 2.1
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million 54.0 0.5 54.0 0.5 50.4 1.6 69.2 3.3
Micropolitan 47.7 0.9 47.7 1.0 44.2 3.4 * *
Noncore 53.2 1.0 53.7 1.1 47.0 3.9 * *
  Noncore, adjacent 52.5 1.2 52.7 1.2 49.7 4.2 * *
  Noncore, rural 55.8 2.2 56.9 2.3 * * * *

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.

 

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