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Table 1 Characteristics of decedents by place of death, British Columbia, Canada, 2004 to 2008

From: Determinants of place of death: a population-based retrospective cohort study

Characteristic Home Extended care Hospital Other Total
No. % No. % No. % No. %
Age (years) <50 3,181 28.7 761 6.9 4,498 40.6 2,639 23.8 11,079
  50–59 3,681 28.6 1,596 12.4 6,620 51.5 955 7.4 12,852
  60–69 4,561 23.8 2,986 15.6 10,847 56.7 739 3.9 19,133
  70–79 6,040 17.7 7,576 22.3 19,868 58.4 556 1.6 34,040
  80–89 5,919 11.8 18,155 35.8 26,331 51.8 384 0.8 50,789
  ≥90 1,859 7.4 13,275 52.6 9,997 39.6 87 0.3 25,218
Sex – Female 10,226 13.7 26,865 36.0 36,249 48.6 1,238 1.7 74,578
 Male 15,015 19.1 17,484 22.3 41,912 53.4 4,122 5.3 78,533
Marital status - Married 10,865 17.5 13,527 21.8 35,949 57.8 1,824 2.9 62,165
  Never married 3,574 24.2 3,057 20.7 6,357 43.1 1,777 12.0 14,765
  Widowed 6,116 11.0 23,144 41.7 25,753 46.4 495 0.9 55,508
  Other 4,686 22.7 4,621 22.4 10,102 48.9 1,264 6.1 20,673
Residence - Vancouver 8,813 14.6 16,503 27.3 33,817 55.8 1,430 2.4 60,563
  Victoria 2,513 18.4 5,381 38.9 5,621 40.7 287 2.1 13,563
  Other city 9,966 16.8 18,410 31.1 28,437 48.0 2,480 4.2 59,293
  Rural 3,924 20.2 4,055 20.9 10,286 52.9 1,163 6.0 19,428
Birth country - Canada 17,399 17.0 29,445 28.8 51,357 50.3 3,988 3.9 102,189
  Europe 4,941 15.7 10,424 33.1 15,564 49.4 606 1.9 31,535
  USA 646 16.7 1,230 31.8 1,810 46.8 178 4.6 3,864
  China 459 9.4 1,260 25.9 3,067 63.1 75 1.5 4,861
  Hong Kong 97 13.5 170 23.7 428 59.7 22 3.1 717
  India 458 16.2 314 11.1 1,917 67.6 146 5.2 2,835
  Philippines 133 15.5 156 18.2 542 63.2 27 3.2 858
  Other 1,108 17.7 1,350 21.6 3,476 55.6 318 5.1 6,252
Cause of death - Cancer 8,034 18.7 12,197 28.3 22,530 52.4 271 0.6 43,032
 Cardiovascular 7,324 21.1 9,022 26.1 17,411 50.1 984 2.8 34,741
 Cerebrovascular 633 5.6 4,174 36.7 6,507 57.3 51 0.5 11,365
 COPD 820 12.4 1,779 27.0 3,950 60.0 40 0.6 6,589
 Pneumonia/Influenza 244 5.6 1,665 38.0 2,439 55.7 33 0.8 4,381
 Dementia 229 2.6 6,532 75.2 1,910 22.0 12 0.1 8,683
 Other 7,957 13.0 8,980 20.3 23,414 52.8 3,969 9.0 44,320
Year of death – 2004 5,070 17.1 7,988 26.9 15,554 52.4 1,051 3.5 29,633
  2005 5,065 16.8 8,258 27.5 15,639 52.0 1,107 3.7 30,069
  2006 5,029 16.5 9,176 30.1 15,263 50.1 1,023 3.4 30,491
  2007 5,043 16.2 9,709 31.3 15,236 49.1 1,069 3.4 31,057
  2008 5,034 15.8 9,218 29.0 16,469 51.7 1,110 3.5 31,831