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Table 3 Adjusted 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 1.1 1.7 0.5 7.7 (<0.01) 1.6 (0.03) 0.71 1.9
 Amarillo 1.7 (0.02) 1.5 1.7 1 2.4 (<0.01) 0.2 (<0.01) 2.2
 Austin 1.5 1 0.8 1 0.6 (0.01) 1.7 0.7
 Beaumont 0.6 (0.05) 0.8 1.9 2.6 1.9 0.6 1
 Bryan 1.7 (0.02) 1.9 (0.03) (omitted) (omitted) 1.4 1.1 0.5
 Corpus Christi 0.6 (<0.01) 1 2.5 0.8 1.2 1.2 1.3
 Dallas 0.9 0.9 1.3 0.8 0.8 1 1
 El Paso 1.2 0.9 3.3 (0.04) (omitted) 1.1 0.7 0.4 (0.02)
 Fort Worth 1.4 (0.01) 1 1 1.6 1.1 0.5 1.2
 Harlingen 0.6 (<0.01) 1.8 (0.03) 1.2 0.7 0.3 (0.04) 2.7 0.8
 Houston 1.1 1 1 0.7 1 0.8 1
 Longview 1.4 2 1.2 1.3 0.9 1.2 0.5
 Lubbock 1 1.9 (<0.01) 0.9 1 1 1 1.2
 McAllen 0.5 (<0.01) 3.0 (<0.01) 2 0.9 1.3 1 0.9
 Odessa 1.3 (0.05) 1 2.2 1.6 0.8 2.6 2.6
 San Angelo 0.8 0.8 1.5 4.3 (<0.01) 2.1 (<0.01) 0.4 4.5
 San Antonio 1.2 1 0.9 0.6 1.8 (<0.01) 0.3 (0.01) 0.3 (<0.01)
 Temple 0.6 1.2 0.7 3 1.6 (0.02) 0.6 1.1
 Tyler 1.3 1.2 1.7 1.4 1.7 0.9 1.4
 Victoria 0.5 (<0.01) 2.0 (<0.01) 1.1 6.57 (<0.01) 0.6 (<0.01) 1 0.7
 Waco 0.7 (0.04) 0.9 1 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.6
 Wichita Falls 2.3 (<0.01) 1.5 1 1.9 0.5 (0.01) 1.5 1.1
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