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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2003

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Table 11a: Race - Median length of stay for cancer patients who received hospice care, by race, United States, 2000

  Total White Black
Population group Median length of stay in days SE Median length of stay in days SE Median length of stay in days SE
             
Total 15.09 2.35 14.83 2.77 13.7 3.97
             
Age            
    18-64 13.69 4.03 ** ** ** **
      18-44 *4.2 *** *2.6 *** ** **
      45-64 15.2 5.69 14.68 8.54 *14.3 *2.6
    65 and over 15.81 2.74 15.86 3.17 ** **
      65-74 14.83 4.46 14.91 4.41 ** **
      75-84 ** ** ** ** *16.9 ***
      85 and over ** ** ** ** ** **
             
Gender            
    Male 15.09 2.92 13.96 3.9 ** **
    Female 15.09 3.08 16.31 3.72 ** **
             
Agency location            
Urban (MSA) 13.46 2.44 13.18 2.8 12.97 2.87
Rural (Non-MSA) 25.28 6.91 21.47 5.87 *71.9 *17.6

*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.

***SUDAAN was unable to calculate a standard error for this category.

Key: SE: Standard error; MSA: Metropolitan Statistical Area

Note: Length of stay and standard errors are based on the unrounded figures. 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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