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Table 1.13a: National Palliative Care

Number of people who died of cancer who received hospice care, per 100 cancer deaths, United States, 2000 a
Population group Rate Standard error
Total 54.60 4.96
18-64 58.22 9.35
  18-44 DSU DSU
  45-64 58.98 9.17
65 and over 53.13 5.18
   65-74 60.69 7.11
   75-84 42.97 6.02
   85 and over 60.24 11.45
White 51.98 4.84
Black 42.99 11.93
Male 57.68 6.62
Female 51.25 5.47

aRate of hospice discharges (disposition=dead) from The 2000 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 10 C00-C97) from Vital Statistics.

Other 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 1.12c: Cancer Treatment by State, 2000 Table 1.13b: National Palliative Care, 1998

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