Table 2.

Demographic Characteristics of PBRN Patients’ Compared With National Benchmarks

CharacteristicPBRN Patients* %National Figures %Persons Seeking Health Care %
PBRN = practice-based research network; NA = not available.
* Mean value among 60 PBRNs reporting patient data.
† Data from July 1, 2002, published in Table NA-EST2002-ASRO-02. National Population Estimates – Characteristics Source: Population Division, US Census Bureau. Release Date: June 18, 2003.
‡ Blackwell DL, Tonthat L. Summary health statistics for the U.S. population: National Health Interview Survey, 1999. Table 20. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat. 2003;10:211.
Sex (female)575160
    1–18 y3426NA
    19–59 y4861NA
    ≥60 y1816NA
    African American231310
    Native American211
    Asian/Pacific Islander542
    Other race612
    Hispanic ethnicity181314
Health insurance
    State or federal421418
    No insurance13147