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Prostate Cancer Patients’ Refusal of Cancer-Directed Surgery: A Statewide Analysis

Table 1

Characteristics of patients undergoing/refusing the prostate cancer-directed surgery 1995–2012.

Underwent surgery ()Refused surgery ()Total ()

*Age66.93 ± 9.8169.66 ± 8.4867.04 ± 9.78
*Stage at diagnosis
 In situ/localized11,446 (80.06)549 (94.82)11,995 (80.63)
 Regional2,416 (16.90)16 (2.76)2,432 (16.35)
 Distant435 (2.92)14 (2.42)449 (3.02)
*Race
 White13,633 (95.36)539 (93.09)14,172 (95.27)
 Black367 (2.57)25 (4.32)392 (2.64)
 Other297 (2.08)15 (2.59)312 (2.10)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic/Latino428 (2.99)14 (2.42)442 (2.97)
 Non-Hispanic/Non-Latino13,869 (97.01)565 (97.58)14,434 (97.03)
*Insurance type
 No insurance490 (3.43)5 (0.86)495 (3.33)
 Private insurance3,012 (21.07)75 (12.95)3,087 (20.75)
 Medicaid57 (0.40)7 (1.21)64 (0.43)
 Medicare5,350 (37.42)346 (59.76)5,696 (38.29)
 Other insurance types5,388 (37.69)146 (25.22)5,534 (37.20)
*Marital status at diagnosis
 Single2,360 (16.51)132 (22.80)2,492 (16.75)
 Married11,219 (78.47)418 (72.19)11,637 (78.23)
 Unknown718 (5.02)29 (5.01)747 (5.02)
Residency
 Urban5,654 (39.55)212 (36.61)5,866 (39.43)
 Rural7,352 (51.42)299 (51.64)7,651 (51.43)
 Unknown1,291 (9.03)68 (11.74)1,359 (9.14)

*Indicates an unadjusted statistically significant effect () exists within the variable.

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