Table 2

Characteristics for patients based on digital rectal examination documentation as performed or not performed

Patient characteristicsNot performed or mentioned
n=1994 (27.6%)
Performed
n=5221 (72.4%)
P value
Age at diagnosis (years),Embedded Image67.46±9.5266.30± 9.03<0.001
Insurance payor type, n (%)
 Private539 (25.5)1576 (74.5)0.236
 Medicare/Medical1199 (26.9)3264 (73.1)
Ethnicity, n (%)
 Non-Hispanic1815 (27.5)4784 (72.5)0.432
 Hispanic159 (29.1)388 (70.9)
Race, n (%)
 Asian224 (28.1)574 (71.9)0.317
 White1480 (27.3)3933 (72.7)
 Other136 (30.6)308 (69.4)
First line of treatment, n (%)
 Active surveillance154 (21.8)554 (78.2)<0.001
 Chemotherapy70 (24.9)211 (75.1)
 Hormone therapy577 (32.1)1223 (67.9)
 Radiation therapy431 (34.1)832 (65.9)
 Surgery762 (24.1)2401 (75.9)
Stage, n (%)
 1168 (24.0)531 (76.0)<0.001
 21117 (28.4)2822 (71.6)
 3217 (23.2)717 (76.8)
 4216 (33.8)423 (66.2)