Table 1: Patient characteristics for mSTS sample.

Patient characteristicCount (N = 1,228)Percent

Age1
 Less than 251179.5%
 25 to 3915212.4%
 40 to 5431625.7%
 55 to 6434528.1%
 Greater than 6429824.3%
Gender2
 Female28923.5%
 Male29524.0%
Insurance type3
 Managed care62250.7%
 Medicare28323.0%
 Medicare HMO242.0%
 Medicaid675.5%
 Medicaid HMO100.8%
 Indemnity685.5%
 Other415412.5%
Region
 Midwest24019.5%
 Northeast413.3%
 South61049.7%
 Southwest1078.7%
 West23018.7%

1: Age of the patient in 2009.
2: 644 patients were missing gender information.
3: Insurance type is defined at the time of the index mSTS diagnosis.
4: Other includes workers' compensation, Tricare, and self-pay.