Table 2.

Median and mean time to initial diagnostic follow-up in days, proportion with follow-up greater than 60 days, and proportion with no follow-up for women ages 40 years and older receiving a positive screening mammogram between 1995–2010 by insurance status, stratified at 65 years of age

Insurance statusMedian (IQR)aMean (SD)Percentage with follow-up > 60 dPercentage with no follow-up within 365 d
All12 (7–22)43 (116)11.910.1
Age <65 y
 No insurance16 (8–37)62 (166)17.513.8
 Medicaid only14 (7–27)47 (121)12.98.5
 Medicare only15 (8–28)53 (159)15.59.6
 Medicare & Medicaid14 (8–29)60 (220)14.09.5
 Medicare & private13 (7–24)42 (80)13.08.2
 Private only12 (7–21)40 (108)11.010.9
 All, <6512 (7–22)41 (114)11.410.8
Age 65+ y
 Medicare only13 (7–26)54 (135)14.58.8
 Medicare & Medicaid14 (8–29)55 (142)15.98.8
 Medicare & private12 (7–21)44 (118)12.57.7
 Private only12 (7–21)40 (87)11.510.6
 All, 65+13 (7–22)46 (121)13.28.3
  • aIQR reported as a range; from the 25th percentile to the 75th percentile.