The impact of health insurance on an African-American population with colorectal cancer.

F. W. Dawkins, A. E. Laing, D. T. Smoot, E. Perlin, W. B. Tuckson

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Abstract

This study evaluates the impact of health insurance as a substitute for social class on tumor location, presentation, stage, grade, and age-adjusted survival in an African-American population. Patients were stratified by insurance into two groups: group 1 (private insurance and Medicare parts A & B) and group 2 (Medicaid, Medical Charity, self-pay, uninsured, or unemployed). A total of 212 patients were evaluated. Of these, 210 patients were insured or had Medical Charity, and two were uninsured. The type of health insurance did not significantly affect age-adjusted survival. However, age and stage at presentation were positive predictors of age-adjusted survival. Higher socioeconomic status was associated with group 1 health insurance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-303
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the National Medical Association
Volume87
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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