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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 146
Percent of hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain management, United States, 2006
Population group Percent SE
Total   94.2 0.1
Age 18-44 92.2 0.3
45-64 93.8 0.1
65 and over 95.0 0.1
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 89.5 1.5
Asian or Pacific Islander 88.5 1.4
Black 92.4 0.6
White 94.4 0.1
Other race/multiple races 90.5 0.9
Ethnicity Hispanic 91.1 0.7
Non-Hispanic, all races 94.2 0.1
Non-Hispanic, White 94.4 0.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 92.3 0.6
Gender Male 94.9 0.2
Female 93.8 0.1
Education Less than high school 93.4 0.4
High school graduate 94.8 0.2
At least some college 93.8 0.1

Key: SE: standard error.

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


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