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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 10a: Race - Persons who died of cancer who died in hospice, by race, United States, 2000a

  Total White Black
Population group Rate SE Rate SE Rate SE
             
Total 54.6 5.0 52.0 4.8 43.0 11.9
             
Age            
    18-64 58.2 9.3 52.7 8.3 ** **
      18-44 ** ** ** ** ** **
      45-64 59.0 9.2 53.1 9.0 ** **
    65 and over 53.1 5.2 51.9 5.2 *32.1 8.3
      65-74 60.7 7.1 64.1 8.0 ** **
      75-84 43.0 6.0 40.4 6.4 ** **
      85 and over 60.2 11.4 54.5 11.3 ** **
             
Gender            
    Male 57.7 6.6 53.2 6.9 ** **
    Female 51.2 5.5 50.6 5.8 ** **

aRate of hospice discharges (disposition=dead) from the 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey with any listed diagnosis of cancer (ICD-9 140-208, 230-234) per 100 deaths with any listed cancer (ICD 10 C000-C97) cause of death from Vital Statistics.

*Figure should not be assumed to be reliable because the sample size is between 30 and 59.

**Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: SE: Standard error

Note: The population categories used in this table are as reported from the source of the data (see below).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Home and Hospice Care Survey.

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