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Table 3 Women's census tract median income and facility characteristics by race/ethnicity among early stage breast cancer female Medicare beneficiaries with a mastectomy (N = 17,958) from 2005-2009

From: The influence of race/ethnicity and place of service on breast reconstruction for Medicare beneficiaries with mastectomy

  Caucasian (N = 15,404) African American (N = 1,484) Otherβ(N = 1,070)
Women's characteristics N (column%)
Median income    
  Quartile 4 (> = $59,450) 3,953 (25.9) 134 (9.1) 361 (34.0)
  Quartile 3 ($44,000-$59,449) 3,962 (26.0) 221 (15.0) 278 (26.2)
  Quartile 2 ($33,750-43,999) 3,917 (25.7) 306 (20.7) 207 (19.5)
  Quartile 1 (<$33,750) 3,422 (22.4) 815 (55.2) 215 (20.3)
Facility characteristics α    
Urban/Rural    
  Urban 13,038 (86.4) 1,303 (89.3) 988 (94.1)
  Rural 2058 (13.6) 156 (10.7) 62 (5.9)
Teaching hospital    
  No 8,115 (52.9) 574 (38.8) 498 (46.9)
  Yes 7,223 (47.1) 905 (61.2) 563 (53.1)
NCI cancer center    
  No 14,858 (96.5) 1,433 (96.6) 1,010 (94.4)
  Yes 546 (3.5) 51 (3.4) 60 (5.6)
Cooperative oncology group    
  No 7,386 (48.0) 759 (51.2) 536 (50.1)
  Yes 8,018 (52.0) 725 (48.8) 534 (49.9)
Disproportionate share hospital    
  No 3,629 (23.8) 173 (11.7) 149 (14.1)
  Yes 11,620 (76.2) 1,306 (88.3) 911 (85.9)
Breast cancer surgery volume    
  Quartile 4 (36+) 4,070 (26.5) 376 (25.4) 228 (21.4)
  Quartile 3 (19-35) 4,009 (26.1) 323 (21.8) 241 (22.7)
  Quartile 2 (9-18) 3,930 (25.6) 393 (26.6) 287 (27.0)
  Quartile 1 (1-8) 3,329 (21.7) 388 (26.2) 308 (29.0)
  1. αMissing (N): Median Income (167); Facility's Urban/Rural (353); Teaching Hospital (80); Disproportionate Share Hospital (170); Breast Cancer Surgery Volume (76).
  2. βOther includes Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Other.