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Table 1.13c: National Palliative Care, 1996

Number of people who died of cancer who received hospice care, per 100 cancer deaths, United States, 1996 a
Population group Rate Standard error
Total 39.42 3.55
18-64 46.85 6.19
18-44 DSU DSU
45-64 48.68 7.00
65 and over 36.40 3.77
65-74 41.73 5.16
75-84 34.44 4.66
85 and over 29.55 5.62
White 36.34 3.44
Black 36.57 8.58
Other b DSU DSU
Male 37.50 3.88
Female 41.56 5.11

aRate of hospice discharges (disposition=dead) from The 1998 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 9 140-208) from Vital Statistics.

bOther 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 1.13b: National Palliative Care, 1998 Table 1.14: National Palliative Care, 2000

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