This work was supported in part by National Institutes of Health Grant Number 1P20RR018787; and by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality under Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award no. T32HS000070. This study used the linked SEER-Medicare database. The interpretation and reporting of these data are the sole responsibility of the authors. The authors acknowledge the efforts of the Applied Research Program, National Cancer Institute; the Office of Research, Development and Information, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Information Management Services (IMS), Inc.; and the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program tumor registries in the creation of the SEER-Medicare database.They would like to thank Dan Gottlieb, MS, for his invaluable assistance with creation of the analytic dataset and keen advice. For further information, contact: Tracy Onega, PhD, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, HB 7927, Rubin Building, 8th Floor, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756; e-mail Tracy.L.Onega@dartmouth.edu.
Influence of Place of Residence in Access to Specialized Cancer Care for African Americans
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2010
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The Journal of Rural Health
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 12–19, Winter 2010
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Onega, T., Duell, E. J., Shi, X., Demidenko, E. and Goodman, D. (2010), Influence of Place of Residence in Access to Specialized Cancer Care for African Americans. The Journal of Rural Health, 26: 12–19. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2009.00260.x
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Figure S1 Proportion of the African American (n = 34,314,689) and Caucasian (n = 210,585,915) US populations in travel time categories to nearest cancer care setting under consideration
Table S1 Characteristics of African American and Caucasian Medicare beneficiaries based on place of residence, with an incident diagnosis of lung, breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer as recorded in SEER from 1998-2002 (N = 201,305)
Table S2 Predictive models of attendance by type of hospital among Medicare beneficiaries with an incident diagnosis of breast, lung, colon/rectal, or prostate cancer as identified in SEER-Medicare data from 1998-2002
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