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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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
Externally publishedYes

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Health Insurance
African Americans
Charities
Colorectal Neoplasms
Insurance
Social Class
Survival
Medicare Part A
Population
Medicaid
Neoplasms

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Dawkins, F. W., Laing, A. E., Smoot, D. T., Perlin, E., & Tuckson, W. B. (1995). The impact of health insurance on an African-American population with colorectal cancer. Journal of the National Medical Association, 87(4), 301-303.

The impact of health insurance on an African-American population with colorectal cancer. / Dawkins, F. W.; Laing, A. E.; Smoot, D. T.; Perlin, E.; Tuckson, W. B.

In: Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 87, No. 4, 04.1995, p. 301-303.

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Dawkins, FW, Laing, AE, Smoot, DT, Perlin, E & Tuckson, WB 1995, 'The impact of health insurance on an African-American population with colorectal cancer.', Journal of the National Medical Association, vol. 87, no. 4, pp. 301-303.
Dawkins, F. W. ; Laing, A. E. ; Smoot, D. T. ; Perlin, E. ; Tuckson, W. B. / The impact of health insurance on an African-American population with colorectal cancer. In: Journal of the National Medical Association. 1995 ; Vol. 87, No. 4. pp. 301-303.
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