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Table 1_1_3-2b

2008 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_3.2b
Women under age 70 treated for breast cancer with breast-conserving surgery who received radiation therapy to the breast within 1 year of diagnosis, by ethnicity, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalNon-HispanicHispanic, all races
All racesWhiteBlack
AgeUnder 4066.
Health insurance, ages 0–64Private74.70.475.10.475.90.469.21.367.61.9
Health insurance, ages 65–70Medicare only71.01.972.****
Medicare and supplement78.00.978.**
Family incomeaNegative/poor**********
Near poor/low74.00.474.80.476.10.468.
Residence locationMetropolitan73.90.374.70.375.80.468.
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million72.30.473.40.474.80.567.
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million76.60.577.10.577.50.671.61.959.72.9
  Noncore, adjacent76.****
  Noncore, rural73.12.573.62.774.32.8****

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.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 1_1_3-2b: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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