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Table 2 Unadjusted odds of receiving recommended treatment by hospital referral region

From: Regional differences in recommended cancer treatment for the elderly

  All stages colon cancer with colorectal Resection 12+ nodes Regional colon cancer with chemotherapy Regional rectal cancer with radiation therapy Regional rectal cancer with postoperative chemotherapy Favorable non-metastatic prostate cancer without treatment Unfavorable non-metastatic prostate cancer with any treatment Locoregional resectable pancreatic cancer with resection
Treatment Rate 48 % 54 % 61 % 48 % 21 % 88 % 41 %
Hospital referral region
 Abilene 0.6 (0.03) 1.3 0.7 1.7 1.4 0.9 2.3
 Amarillo 1.5 1.3 1.7 1.3 2.1 0.3 (<0.01) 1.7
 Austin 1.5 (0.05) 1 0.8 1 0.5 (<0.01) 2.3 0.9
 Beaumont 0.6 (0.01) 0.6 1.7 1.7 1.8 (<0.01) 0.7 1
 Bryan 1.5 1.4 (omitted) (omitted) 1.2 1.3 0.5
 Corpus Christi 0.6 (0.01) 0.7 1.9 1.2 1.2 1.4 0.6
 Dallas 1 0.9 1.2 0.6 0.7 (<0.01) 1.3 1.3
 El Paso 1.2 0.7 2.2 (omitted) 1.4 0.7 0.8
 Fort Worth 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.9 0.8 1.2
 Harlingen 0.6 (0.01) 1.1 0.7 0.8 0.4 (0.03) 3 0.6
 Houston 1.1 0.9 0.9 0.6 1 0.9 1.1
 Longview 1.2 1.9 1 0.5 0.9 1.4 0.9
 Lubbock 1 1.6 0.8 1.2 1 1.1 1.5
 McAllen 0.5 (<0.01) 1.6 1.1 1 1.6 1 1.3
 Odessa 1.2 0.8 1.5 1.5 0.8 3 3
 San Angelo 0.8 0.6 2 2.1 2 (<0.01) 0.6 4.5
 San Antonio 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.7 (<0.01) 0.4 0.4
 Temple 0.6 1.2 0.4 1.7 1.5 0.7 2
 Tyler 1.2 1.2 1.3 1 1.5 (0.01) 1 1
 Victoria 0.4 (<0.01) 1.4 1 2.5 0.5 1.1 0.6
 Waco 0.6 (0.03) 0.8 1 1 0.8 1 0.9
 Wichita Falls 1.6 1.2 1 0.6 0.4 1.8 0.8
Sample Size 5809 2009 668 518 5220 5978 673
  1. Numbers in parentheses are p-values. Bolded coefficients have p-values less than 0.05. For ease of reading, p-values greater than 0.05 are not reported