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Table 1.143a
Percent of hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain management, United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group 2006 2005
Total responses Percent Standard error Total responses Percent
Total   111,314 94.2 0.1 96,887 94.1
Age 18-44 6,456 92.2 0.3 6,548 91.7
45-64 32,596 93.8 0.1 30,437 93.8
65 and over 24,792 95.0 0.1 23,408 95.1
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 438 89.5 1.5 472 91.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 546 88.5 1.4 488 85.5
Black 2,241 92.4 0.6 2,136 91.0
White 59,601 94.4 0.1 56,673 94.3
Other race/multiple races 1,057 90.5 0.9 970 92.7
Ethnicity Hispanic 1,747 91.1 0.7 1,613 92.4
Non-Hispanic, all races 61,301 94.2 0.1 58,001 94.1
Non-Hispanic, White 57,508 94.4 0.1 54,450 94.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 2,136 92.3 0.6 2,015 91.1
Gender Male 18,208 94.9 0.2 17,033 94.8
Female 46,893 93.8 0.1 44,785 93.7
Education Less than high school 4,930 93.4 0.4 5,140 94.0
High school graduate 20,724 94.8 0.2 19,914 94.4
At least some college 37,218 93.8 0.1 34,621 93.8

Source: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Family Evaluation of Hospice Care survey data.

 

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