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Anthony S. Robbins, Catherine C. Lerro and Ronald D. Barr Insurance status and distant-stage disease at diagnosis among adolescent and young adult patients with cancer aged 15 to 39 years: National Cancer Data Base, 2004 through 2010 Cancer 120

Version of Record online: 28 JAN 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.28568

In a national sample of nearly 260,000 adolescent and young adult patients with cancer, insurance status was found to be a strong predictor of distant-stage disease at the time of diagnosis in multivariate models that adjusted for age, sex, race/ethnicity, facility type, ZIP code-based income and education level, and US Census region. The adolescent and young adult age group (those aged 15-39 years) has the highest percentage of individuals without health insurance.

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