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Table 1 Mean treatment rates for recommended courses of care

From: Regional differences in recommended cancer treatment for the elderly

  All stages colon cancer Regional colon cancer Regional rectal cancer Regional rectal cancer with resection Favorable non-metastatic prostate cancer Unfavorable non-metastatic prostate cancer Locoregional resectable pancreatic cancer
Treatment Rate %(n/N) resection w/12+ nodesa chemotherapyb radiation therapyc postoperative chemotherapyd no treatmente any treatmentf resectiong
Mean of TX 48 %(2760/5809) 54 %(1089/2009) 61 %(407/668) 48 %(248/518) 21 %(1119/5220) 88 %(5240/5978) 41 %(275/673)
Median Lubbock 48 %(77/161) Austin 56 %(51/91) Wichita Falls 60 %(6/10) Austin 54 %(19/35) Houston 21 %(223/1081) McAllen 89 %(48/54) Beaumont 40 %(8/20)
95 % CI 41 % to 50 % 95 % CI 53 % to 60 % 95 % CI 58 % to 69 % 95 % CI 42 % to 59 % 95 % CI 18 % to 26 % 95 % CI 85 % to 91 % 95 % CI 36 % to 48 %
Minimum Victoria 27 %(24/90) Beaumont 44 %(21/48) Temple 40 %(2/5) El Paso 0 %(0/7) Harlingen 8 %(5/60) Amarillo 68 %(145/212) San Antonio 22 %(15/67)
Maximum Wichita Falls 59 % (51/86) Longview 71 %(17/24) Bryan 100 %(2/2) Victoria 75 %(6/8) Amarillo 36 %(53/149) Odessa 96 %(48/50) San Angelo 75 %(3/4)
  1. n = total number of treated patient in each HRR, N = total number of patient in each HRR
  2. ahad colorectal resection with at least 12 nodes removed within 6 months of diagnosis
  3. bhad chemotherapy within 4 months of diagnosis
  4. chad radiation therapy within 6 months of diagnosis
  5. dhad rectal resection within 6 months of diagnosis and postoperative chemotherapy
  6. edid not have any of following treatments within 12 months of diagnosis: external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy, prostatectomy, cryosurgery, or androgen deprivation therapy(orchiectomy or medical)
  7. fhad any of following treatments within 12 months of diagnosis: external beam radiation therapy, brachytherapy, prostatectomy, cryosurgery, or androgen deprivation therapy(orchiectomy or medical)
  8. ghad resection within 12 months of diagnosis