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Table 1 Characteristics of study population (n = 151)

From: Factors associated with home death for individuals who receive home support services: a retrospective cohort study

  N (%)
Patient Characteristics
Sex  
• women 63 (41.7)
• men 88 (58.3)
Diagnosis  
• cancer 124(82.1)
• other 26(17.2)
Setting of death  
• home 95 (62.9)
• hospital 54 (35.7)
• nursing home 1(.7)
• other 1(.7)
Caregiver Characteristics
Sex  
• women 119(78.8)
• men 32(21.2)
Relationship to patient  
• spouse 99 (65.6)
• child 46 (30.4)
• extended family 6 (3.9)
Lived with patient 130 (86)
Not employed 102 (67.5)
Education completed  
• elementary 45 (29.8)
• high school 57 (37.7)
• college 30(19.8)
• university 19 (12.5)