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Table 1 Socio-demographic and healthcare access characteristics of epithelial ovarian cancer patients by race/ethnicity, SEER 2000–2010

From: Availability of healthcare resources and epithelial ovarian cancer stage of diagnosis and mortality among Blacks and Whites

Characteristics Blacks 3219 (6.90%) Whites 43,204 (93.07%) P-value
Demographics and clinical characteristics
Age at Diagnosis (years)
 40–54 876 (27.21) 10,865 (25.15) <0.0001
 55–64 847 (26.31) 10,923 (25.28)
 65–74 762 (23.67) 9746 (22.56)
 75+ 734 (22.80) 11,670 (27.01)
Late Stage
 Yes 2483 (75.74) 30,322 (70.18) <0.0001
 No 781 (24.26) 12,882 (29.82)
Site-specific Surgery
 Yes 1963 (60.98) 33,253 (76.97) <0.0001
 No 1227 (38.12) 9676 (22.40)
Unknown 29 (0.90) 275 (0.64)  
Deatha    <0.0001
 Yes 1574 (58.96) 19,355 (50.72)  
 No 1051 (40.04) 18,803 (49.28)  
County-Level Healthcare Availability
% Uninsured
Mean (SD) 15.91 (4.07) 15.17 (4.84) <0.0001
 < 25th percentile 439 (13.64) 10,813 (25.03) <0.0001
 25-75th percentile 1994 (61.94) 21,688 (50.21)
 > 75th percentile 786 (24.40) 10,697 (24.76)
bHospitals
Mean (SD) 16.56 (13.57) 16.80 (17.69) 0.6545
 < 25th percentile 403 (12.52) 8782 (20.33) <0.0001
 25-75th percentile 1909 (59.03) 23,590 (54.61)
 > 75th percentile 907 (28.18) 10,826 (25.06)
bOncology
Mean (SD) 7.00 (5.40) 7.32 (10.25) 0.0078
 < 25th percentile 910 (28.27) 12,920 (29.91) <0.0001
 25-75th percentile 962 (29.89) 18,343 (42.46)
 > 75th percentile 1347 (41.85) 11,935 (27.63)
bMedical Doctors
Mean (SD) 1101.16 (545.33) 934.27 (557.10) <0.0001
 < 25th percentile 499 (15.50) 10,727 (24.83) <0.0001
 25-75th percentile 1641 (50.98) 21,873 (50.63)
 > 75th percentile 1079 (33.52) 10,598 (24.53)
bOB/GYN
Mean (SD) 157.29 (84.84) 127.51 (69.43) <0.0001
 < 25th percentile 422 (13.11) 10,572 (24.47) <0.0001
 25-75th percentile 1663 (51.66) 22,808 (52.80)
 > 75th percentile 1134 (35.23) 9818 (22.73)
bHospitals with Ultrasound
Mean (SD) 9.56 (11.36) 10.81 (15.54) <0.0001
 < 25th percentile 625 (19.42) 9502 (22.00) <0.0001
 25-75th percentile 1890 (58.71) 23,262 (53.85)
 > 75th percentile 704 (21.87) 10,434 (24.15)
County-Level Socioeconomic Status
% Less than 9th Grade Education
Mean (SD) 8.56 (4.26) 8.40 (4.86) 0.0209
 < 25th percentile 355 (11.03) 11,461 (26.53) <0.0001
 25-75th percentile 2053 (63.78) 21,040 (48.71)
 > 75th percentile 811 (25.19) 10,697 (24.76)
% Families below poverty level
Mean (SD) 10.62 (4.31) 8.77 (4.50) <0.0001
 < 25th percentile 438 (13.61) 11,232 (26.00) <0.0001
 25-75th percentile 1398 (43.43) 22,110 (51.18)
 > 75th percentile 1383 (42.96) 9856 (22.82)
  1. aOvarian cancer specific deaths only
  2. bper million population
  3. Late stage defines as distant metastasis at presentation
  4. Bold indicates significance (p value <0.05)