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Table 3 Mean Health Status by treatment modality

From: The cost burden of oral, oral pharyngeal, and salivary gland cancers in three groups: commercial insurance, medicare, and medicaid

   Known Treatment Modalities   
  Total OC/OP/SG Cancer Radiation Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation + Chemotherapy Surgery + Chemotherapy Surgery + Radiation Surgery + Radiation + Chemotherapy Total known modalitiesA Unknown P- valueB
COMMERCIAL
Number of Patients 3918 233 882 77 361 55 670 681 2959 959  
Percent of oral cancer group 100.0% 5.9% 22.5% 2.0% 9.2% 1.4% 17.1% 17.4% 75.5% 24.5%  
Charlson Comorbidity 1.67 2.54 0.80 3.40 3.15 2.20 1.80 2.19 1.86 1.06 <0.001
Index (CCI)            
Modified CCIC 0.21 0.29 0.21 0.43 0.24 0.25 0.27 0.18 0.23 0.15 <0.001
Number of Psychiatric Diagnosis Groups 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.21 0.15 0.15 0.12 0.11 0.12 0.11 <0.001
MEDICARE
Number of Patients 2303 130 660 53 150 69 434 281 1777 526  
Percent of oral cancer group 100.0% 5.6% 28.7% 2.3% 6.5% 3.0% 18.8% 12.2% 77.2% 22.8%  
Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) 1.88 2.88 1.32 2.45 2.88 2.33 2.13 2.35 2.00 1.49 <0.001
Modified CCIC 0.47 0.53 0.40 0.36 0.52 0.49 0.58 0.54 0.49 0.41 <0.001
Number of Psychiatric 0.06 0.12 0.06 0.11 0.07 0.04 0.04 0.07 0.06 0.07 <0.001
Diagnosis Groups            
MEDICAID
Number of Patients 585 52 93 29 70 7 62 68 381 204  
Percent of oral cancer group 100.0% 8.9% 15.9% 5.0% 12.0% 1.2% 10.6% 11.6% 65.1% 34.9%  
Charlson Comorbidity 2.31 3.15 1.63 3.34 3.20 2.86 1.95 2.18 2.43 2.07 <0.001
Index (CCI)            
Modified CCIC 0.59 0.50 0.70 0.62 0.80 0.57 0.82 0.62 0.69 0.41 <0.001
Number of Psychiatric Diagnosis Groups 0.50 0.62 0.56 0.31 0.59 0.86 0.50 0.54 0.55 0.43 0.536
  1. A. Total known modalities is the sum of previous 7 columns (radiation through surgery + radiation + chemotherapy.
  2. B. P-value is from chi square test for a significant difference between the treatment modalities (including unknown modality).
  3. C. Modified CCI excludes cancer and tobacco related diagnoses from the CCI.