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National Healthcare Disparities Report, 2007

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Table 147
Percent of hospice patients who received care consistent with patient's wishes, United States, 2006
Population group Percent SE
Total   94.5 0.1
Age 18-44 92.3 0.4
45-64 94.9 0.1
65 and over 94.7 0.2
Race American Indian/Alaska Native 87.1 2.0
Asian or Pacific Islander 81.7 1.7
Black 89.4 0.7
White 95.0 0.1
Other race/multiple races 88.7 1.1
Ethnicity Hispanic 88.9 0.9
Non-Hispanic, all races 94.7 0.1
Non-Hispanic, White 95.1 0.1
Non-Hispanic, Black 89.5 0.7
Gender Male 94.7 0.2
Female 94.4 0.1
Education Less than high school 88.6 0.5
High school graduate 94.2 0.2
At least some college 95.4 0.1

Key: SE: standard error.

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


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