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2006 National Healthcare Quality Report

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Table 1.136
Percent of hospice patients who received care consistent with patient's wishes, 2005
Population group Total responses Percent
Total 52,427 94.5
Age 18-44 4,698 93.3
45-64 22,945 95.0
65 and over 18,605 94.4
Race American Indian/Alaskan Native 334 90.7
Asian/Pacific Islander 411 81.8
Black 1,776 89.0
White 43,403 95.0
Another race/multiracial 609 88.3
Ethnicity Hispanic 1091 88.3
Non-Hispanic, all races 45,138 94.8
Non-Hispanic, White 42,275 95.2
Non-Hispanic, Black 1,693 89.1
Gender Male 12,902 95.0
Female 33,638 94.4
Education Less than high school 3,802 89.2
High school graduate 15,364 93.9
At least some college 26,836 95.7

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

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