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Table 1 Patient Sample Characteristics (N = 30)

From: Mapping hospice patients' perception and verbal communication of end-of-life needs: an exploratory mixed methods inquiry

Age   Mean 72.2 SD 13.1
   N %
Gender Male 15 50
  Female 15 50
Marital Status Married 13 43
  Single 4 13
  Widowed 4 13
  Divorced 5 17
  Unknown 4 13
Race-ethnicity Unknown-other 3 10
  White non-Hispanic 20 66.7
  Black non-Hispanic 2 6.7
  Asian 2 6.7
  White Hispanic 3 10
Spiritual Identity Catholic 6 20
  Jewish 2 6.7
  Christian 8 26.7
  Other Spiritual 8 26.7
  No Affiliation 6 20
Primary Diagnosis Cancer 18 60
  Lung 3 10
  Cardiovascular 3 10
  Other 6 20
Functional Limitation Endurance 22 73.3
  Incontinence 5 16.7
  Hearing 2 6.7
  Other 1 3.3