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206. Home Health and Hospice Care Patients, by Selected Characteristics

[In percent, except as indicated (1,284.2 represents 1,284,200). Based on theNational Home and Hospice Care Surveys. Home health careis provided to individuals and families in their place ofresidence. Hospice care is available in both the home and inpatientsettings. Prior to 1996 agencies which provide both types of care were classifiedaccording to how the majority of their patients were cared for. See source for details]

 
CURRENT PATIENTS 1 DISCHARGES 2
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ITEM Home health Hospice Home health Hospice
Total care care Total care care
 
1992
  Total (1,000) 1,284.2 1,232.2 52.1 3,273.3 3,054.0 219.3
 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION
Age:
  Under 45 years old 11.5 11.7 7.1 12.9 12.8 7.2
  45-54 years old 3.5 3.5 3.6 4.5 4.8 8.3
  55-64 years old 9.0 9.0 9.4 8.1 7.8 12.5
  65 years old and over 76.0 75.8 79.9 74.4 74.6 72.0
    65-69 years old 10.7 10.6 13.4 11.5 11.3 14.3
    70-74 years old 14.0 13.9 15.6 13.9 13.7 17.0
    75-79 years old 16.7 16.7 17.3 17.7 17.9 15.2
    80-84 years old 17.4 17.2 21.0 16.0 16.3 11.8
    85 years old and over 17.2 17.4 12.7 15.3 15.4 13.7
 
Sex:
  Male 33.7 33.2 46.2 37.6 36.6 51.4
  Female 66.3 66.8 53.8 62.4 63.4 48.6
 
Race:
  White 68.5 68.0 79.5 68.6 67.4 85.5
  Black 13.2 13.3 10.5 9.6 9.8 5.8
  Other or unknown 18.3 18.7 10.0 21.8 22.8 8.7
 
Marital status: 3
  Married 34.0 33.4 48.0 37.9 37.2 46.5
  Widowed 35.4 35.4 35.4 31.7 31.6 32.6
  Divorced or separated 4.7 4.7 4.9 5.0 4.6 10.7
  Never married 11.9 12.1 7.4 11.9 12.3 6.3
  Unknown 13.9 14.3 4.3 13.6 14.3 3.8
 
1993
  Total (1,000) 1,501.3 1,451.2 50.1 3,945.1 3,688.0 257.2
 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION
Age at admission: 3
  Under 45 years old 13.6 13.7 9.9 15.2 15.6 9.9
  45-54 years old 3.7 3.7 6.3 4.3 4.2 5.2
  55-64 years old 8.3 8.2 12.3 9.4 9.1 13.8
  65 years old and over 74.4 74.5 71.5 71.0 71.1 71.2
    65-69 years old 9.7 9.6 10.7 10.2 9.8 16.3
    70-74 years old 14.5 14.4 18.2 15.0 14.8 18.7
    75-79 years old 15.6 15.7 13.0 15.4 15.6 13.2
    80-84 years old 16.0 16.1 15.0 14.5 14.8 10.3
    85 years old and over 18.6 18.7 14.6 15.9 16.1 12.7
 
Sex:
  Male 34.3 34.0 41.1 37.3 36.5 48.6
  Female 65.7 66.0 58.9 62.7 63.5 51.4
 
Race:
  White 68.5 68.0 80.4 68.2 67.5 79.3
  Black 13.6 13.7 9.1 9.7 9.8 9.1
  Other or unknown 18.0 18.3 10.6 22.1 22.8 11.6
 
Marital status: 3
  Married 30.0 29.4 47.6 38.7 37.5 56.0
  Widowed 37.4 37.6 31.3 31.4 32.0 22.9
  Divorced or separated 5.1 5.1 5.4 4.6 4.5 7.0
  Never married 17.1 17.3 10.3 14.6 14.9 11.5
  Unknown 10.4 10.6 5.3 10.6 11.2 2.7
 
1994
  Total (1,000) 1,950.3 1,889.4 61.0 5,600.2 5,272.2 328.0
 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION
Age at admission: 3
  Under 45 years old 12.4 12.5 8.6 12.3 12.7 5.7
  45-54 years old 4.6 4.6 6.8 7.4 7.4 7.4
  55-64 years old 10.1 9.9 15.6 7.8 7.4 13.9
  65 years old and over 72.3 72.4 68.8 71.7 71.7 72.9
    65-69 years old 9.3 9.3 9.5 9.4 9.2 11.6
    70-74 years old 12.6 12.6 13.8 14.6 14.5 16.2
    75-79 years old 14.9 15.0 12.3 16.4 16.5 15.5
    80-84 years old 15.9 15.9 16.5 18.1 18.5 12.4
    85 years old and over 19.5 19.6 16.6 13.2 13.0 17.2
 
Sex:
  Male 32.8 32.5 44.7 41.0 40.3 52.3
  Female 67.2 67.5 55.3 59.0 59.7 47.7
 
Race:
  White 63.8 63.3 80.8 66.8 66.0 79.4
  Black 15.6 15.9 7.2 8.6 8.6 7.3
  Other or unknown 20.6 20.8 12.0 24.7 25.4 13.3
 
Marital status: 3
  Married 31.2 30.6 48.4 38.3 37.7 48.9
  Widowed 36.0 36.2 30.6 30.6 30.7 29.7
  Divorced or separated 4.8 4.7 6.0 4.7 4.6 5.5
  Never married 16.5 16.7 11.4 14.9 15.2 9.2
  Unknown 11.5 11.7 3.7 11.5 11.8 6.8
 
Primary admission diagnosis:
  Neoplasms 7.7 6.1 58.7 (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic
   and immunity disorders 9.2 9.4 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Diseases of the nervous system and
   sense organs 7.8 7.8 6.7 (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Diseases of the circulatory system 26.2 26.6 12.8 (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Diseases of the musculoskeletal
   system and connective tissue 8.0 8.2 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
  Injuries and poisoning 7.7 8.0 (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA)
 
1996
  Total (1,000) 2,486.8 2,427.5 59.4 8,168.9 7,775.7 393.2
 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION
Age at admission: 3
  Under 45 years old 14.1 14.3 7.3 19.0 19.5 8.1
  45-54 years old 5.3 5.4 4.5 6.0 5.9 7.9
  55-64 years old 7.8 7.7 10.3 8.7 8.4 14.8
  65 years old and over 72.4 72.2 77.7 66.1 66.1 67.5
    65-69 years old 8.8 8.8 8.4 10.7 10.8 8.7
    70-74 years old 13.0 12.9 16.2 13.3 13.2 15.6
    75-79 years old 17.1 17.1 16.6 12.5 12.4 14.5
    80-84 years old 16.6 16.7 15.2 14.1 14.2 12.3
    85 years old and over 16.8 16.7 21.3 15.5 15.4 16.4
 
Sex:
  Male 33.2 32.9 44.9 37.2 36.5 50.3
  Female 66.8 67.1 55.1 62.8 63.5 49.7
 
Race:
  White 65.5 65.1 83.7 63.5 62.8 78.9
  Black 12.0 12.0 8.3 7.6 7.4 11.2
  Other or unknown 22.5 22.9 8.0 28.9 29.8 9.9
 
Marital status: 3
  Married 29.3 29.0 43.7 37.5 37.0 48.4
  Widowed 35.3 35.3 32.2 24.8 24.6 29.4
  Divorced or separated 4.2 4.1 9.3 5.0 5.0 6.5
  Never married 18.5 18.7 8.5 18.0 18.4 9.3
  Unknown 12.7 12.8 4 6.3 14.6 15.0 6.4
 
Primary admission diagnosis:
  Neoplasms 6.5 5.2 59.6 11.6 8.6 70.6
  Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic
   and immunity disorders 9.9 10.2 (4) 5.6 5.8 (4)
  Diseases of the nervous system and
   sense organs 5.8 5.7 8.1 3.3 3.2 3.2
  Diseases of the circulatory system 25.1 25.4 12.3 21.8 22.4 9.6
  Diseases of the musculoskeletal
   system and connective tissue 8.5 8.7 (4) 7.7 8.1 (4)
  Injuries and poisoning 6.7 6.9 (4) 11.9 12.5 (4)
 
 
1998
  Total (1,000) 1,961.6 1,881.8 79.8 8,117.7 7,621.8 496.0
 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION
Age: 3
  Under 45 years old 15.1 15.5 4.6 14.7 15.3 5.9
  45-54 years old 7.1 7.1 6.4 7.1 7.1 6.7
  55-64 years old 8.8 8.7 10.6 8.3 8.1 11.2
  65 years old and over 69.1 68.7 78.4 70.0 69.6 76.1
    65-69 years old 8.2 8.3 7.2 9.7 9.7 9.2
    70-74 years old 11.6 11.5 15.5 13.0 12.8 16.7
    75-79 years old 14.5 14.4 16.8 17.0 17.1 16.8
    80-84 years old 15.5 15.5 16.2 13.9 13.8 15.2
    85 years old and over 19.2 19.1 22.7 16.3 16.2 18.2
 
Sex:
  Male 34.0 33.6 42.7 38.4 37.7 47.9
  Female 66.0 66.4 57.3 61.6 62.3 52.1
 
Race:
  White 70.0 69.5 82.7 67.8 67.0 79.8
  Black and other 13.5 13.6 9.9 12.9 13.0 9.3
    Black 12.9 13.0 8.9 11.7 11.8 8.0
  Unknown 16.6 17.0 7.4 19.3 20.0 4 10.9
 
Marital status: 3
  Married 30.3 29.7 44.6 39.7 38.9 48.9
  Widowed 32.7 32.5 35.8 28.3 28.1 32.0
  Divorced or separated 4.9 4.8 8.5 4.5 4.4 5.1
  Never married 17.0 17.4 7.5 15.1 15.7 7.2
  Unknown 15.1 15.6 4 3.6 12.5 12.9 4 6.8
 
Primary admission diagnosis:
  Neoplasms 6.1 3.9 57.5 10.9 7.3 65.7
  Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic
   and immunity disorders 7.9 8.2 (4) 5.1 5.4 (4)
  Diseases of the nervous system and
   sense organs 7.7 7.6 9.5 4.3 4.3 4.9
  Diseases of the circulatory system 23.0 23.5 12.6 24.3 25.2 11.4
  Diseases of the respiratory system 8.0 7.9 10.6 8.3 8.4 6.2
  Diseases of the musculoskeletal
   system and connective tissue 7.9 8.2 (4) 8.3 8.8 (4)
  Injuries and poisoning 8.5 8.9 (4) 9.3 9.9 (4)


NA Not available.
1 Patients on the rolls of the agency as of midnight the dayprior to the survey.
2 Patients removed from the rolls of the agency during the 12months prior to the day of the survey. A patient could be includedmore than once if the individual had more than one episode ofcare during the year.
3 For current patients, current age or marital status; for dischargedpatients, age or marital status at time of discharge.
4 Figure does not meet standard of reliability or precision.

Source: U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, Vital and HealthStatistics, Advance Data, Nos. 259, 272, 274, and 297.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/

https://allcountries.org/uscensus/206_home_health_and_hospice_care_patients.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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