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Table 1.144a
Percent of hospice patients who received care consistent with patient's wishes, United States, 2005 and 2006
Population group 2006 2005
Total responses Percent Standard error Total responses Percent
Total   56,240 94.5 0.1 52,427 94.5
Age 18-44 4,545 92.3 0.4 4,698 93.3
45-64 24,391 94.9 0.1 22,945 95.0
65 and over 19,624 94.7 0.2 18,605 94.4
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 279 87.1 2.0 334 90.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 525 81.7 1.7 411 81.8
Black 1,777 89.4 0.7 1,776 89.0
White 45,620 95.0 0.1 43,403 95.0
Other race/multiple races 707 88.7 1.1 609 88.3
Ethnicity Hispanic 1,222 88.9 0.9 1091 88.3
Non-Hispanic, all races 47,492 94.7 0.1 45,138 94.8
Non-Hispanic, White 44,495 95.1 0.1 42,275 95.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 1,708 89.5 0.7 1,693 89.1
Gender Male 13,769 94.7 0.2 12,902 95.0
Female 35,210 94.4 0.1 33,638 94.4
Education Less than high school 3,582 88.6 0.5 3,802 89.2
High school graduate 15,948 94.2 0.2 15,364 93.9
At least some college 28,889 95.4 0.1 26,836 95.7

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

 

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