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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.135
Percent of hospice patients who received the right amount of medicine for pain management, 2005
Population group Total responses Percent
Total 96,887 94.1
Age 18-44 6,548 91.7
45-64 30,437 93.8
65 and over 23,408 95.1
Race American Indian/Alaskan Native 472 91.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 488 85.5
Black 2,136 91.0
White 56,673 94.3
Another race/multiracial 970 92.7
Ethnicity Hispanic 1,613 92.4
Non-Hispanic, all races 58,001 94.1
Non-Hispanic, White 54,450 94.3
Non-Hispanic, Black 2,015 91.1
Gender Male 17,033 94.8
Female 44,785 93.7
Education Less than high school 5,140 94.0
High school graduate 19,914 94.4
At least some college 34,621 93.8

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

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