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Table 1.13b: National Palliative Care, 1998

Number of people who died of cancer who received hospice care, per 100 cancer deaths, United States, 1998 a
     
Population group Rate Standard error
Total 48.68 5.04
Age
18-64 52.91 8.00
  18-44 DSU DSU
   45-64 47.38 6.89
65 and over 47.31 5.32
   65-74 50.14 7.46
   75-84 51.32 8.30
   85 and over 33.89 7.88
Race
White 44.96 4.59
Black DSU DSU
Other b DSU DSU
Gender
Male 45.40 5.31
Female 52.32 6.52

aRate of hospice discharges (disposition=dead) from The 1998 National Home and Hospice Care Survey with any listed diagnosis of cancer (ICD-9-CM 140-208, 230-234) per 100 deaths with any listed cancer (ICD-9 140-208) from Vital Statistics.

bOther includes multiple race classifications.

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

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System - Mortality.

Table 1.13a: National Palliative Care Table 1.13c: National Palliative Care, 1996

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