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Table 1_3_5-1

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_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 2005
Population group20052003
Anatomic locationRight67.90.360.20.4
AgeUnder 4077.51.667.91.8
80 and over57.00.548.10.5
RaceAmerican Indian/Alaska Native****
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander****
Black only58.20.852.10.8
White only59.90.351.20.3
EthnicityHispanic, all races60.
Non-Hispanic, other63.81.656.21.7
Non-Hispanic, Black58.20.851.80.8
Non-Hispanic, White60.10.351.10.3
Health insurance, under age 65Private62.60.556.00.5
Public only58.30.349.30.3
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only57.00.748.30.7
Medicare and supplement58.40.449.20.4
Family incomeaNegative/poor57.13.558.53.3
Near poor/low58.40.350.30.3
Residence locationMetropolitan61.00.352.60.3
  Large metropolitan, more than 1 million61.90.453.40.4
  Small metropolitan, less than 1 million59.60.551.30.5
  Noncore, adjacent59.
  Noncore, rural56.

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_3_5-1: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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