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Table 1.16
Patients with breast cancer who received recommended treatment: radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis for women under age 70 receiving breast-conserving surgery, United States, 1999 and 2004
Population group 2004a 1999
Percent Standard error Percent Standard error
Total   73.7 0.3 73.7 0.2
Age Under age 40 65.4 1.2 68.3 0.8
40-49 71.9 0.6 71.9 0.4
50-59 74.6 0.5 74.4 0.3
60-69 75.9 0.5 75.6 0.3
Race American Indian/Alaska Native DSU DSU 72.5 4.3
Asian 71.0 1.7 73.1 1.3
Hawaiian Pacific Islander DSU DSU DSU DSU
Black only 66.2 0.9 68.9 0.7
White only 75.1 0.3 74.7 0.2
Ethnicity Hispanic, all races 61.0 1.4 65.4 1.1
Non-Hispanic, other 70.2 1.6 73.5 1.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 65.9 1.0 69.0 0.7
Non-Hispanic, White 75.8 0.3 75.1 0.2
Health insurance, under age 65 Private 74.4 0.4 75.4 0.3
Public only 72.1 0.6 73.0 0.5
Uninsured/other 73.5 0.6 72.3 0.3
Health insurance, ages 65-70 Medicare only 72.2 1.8 72.5 1.1
Medicare and supplement 78.6 1.0 76.3 0.7
Family incomeb Negative/poor DSU DSU 69.7 3.4
Near poor/low 73.6 0.4 74.1 0.2
Middle 74.9 0.5 73.2 0.4
High 74.7 1.4 72.0 1.0
Residence location Fringe metro, more than 1 million 72.1 0.4 71.5 0.3
Metro, 0.25-1 million 75.7 0.6 76.4 0.4
Metro, less than 0.25 million 78.2 0.9 77.7 0.6
Non-metro, urban 76.5 0.8 75.6 0.6
Completely rural 76.7 2.3 74.9 1.6
Residence location Metropolitan 73.6 0.3 73.3 0.2
Large metropolitan, more than 1 million 72.1 0.4 71.5 0.3
Small metropolitan, less than 1 million 76.5 0.5 76.8 0.4
Micropolitan 77.3 1.0 75.7 0.7
Noncore 75.3 1.2 75.1 0.8
Noncore, adjacent 76.3 1.4 75.2 1.0
Noncore, rural 72.0 2.6 74.8 1.7

a Concordance computed for diagnosis months January - June 2004.

b 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.

DSU - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Source: Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons and American Cancer Society, National Cancer Data Base.

 

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