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Table T2_1_1_3-2b

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 2_1_1_3.2b
Women with clinical Stage I-IIb breast cancer who received axillary node dissection or sentinel lymph node biopsy at the time of surgery (lumpectomy or mastectomy),a by ethnicity, United States, 2009
  TotalbWhiteBlackAsianHispanic, all races
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
AgeUnder age 4094.90.395.10.494.90.893.61.594.11.1
80 and over76.10.576.20.675.
Health insurance, under age 65Private96.
Public only95.
Health insurance, age 65 and overMedicare only89.90.489.90.587.81.491.82.892.12.0
Medicare and supplement91.
Median Zip Code incomecNegative/poor94.
Near poor/low94.
Location of hospitaldMetropolitan93.
  Large metropolitan93.
  Small metropolitan94.
  Noncore, adjacent95.10.394.90.493.01.7DSUDSU96.32.6
  Noncore, rural95.70.695.80.697.62.4DSUDSUDSUDSU

a There is not full agreement regarding the appropriate population (denominator) for this measure, addressing lymph node surgery in women with breast cancer. In the most current draft form during production of the Reports, the measure specification from the National Quality Forum included only women with stage I/II cancer. Women classified as having stage III disease during lymph node surgery (based on 4 or more positive nodes) were excluded if their stage prior to surgery (i.e., clinical stage) was not recorded. This may artificially lower the rates for this measure.

b Total includes records with unknown race/ethnicity.

b Median Zip Code income as of Census 2000. 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.

d 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 June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T2_1_1_3-2b: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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