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Table 3 Comparing potentially planned home deaths with unplanned home deaths and all deathsa

From: Comparing unplanned and potentially planned home deaths: a population-based cross-sectional study

  Potentially planned
home death
Unplanned
home death
  All deaths
  n % n % p n %
All 5089 100 7067 100   80,908 100
Sex      < 0.001   
 Female 2458 48.3 2717 38.5   42,290 52.3
 Male 2631 51.7 4350 61.5   38,618 47.7
Age (years)      < 0.001   
 0–39 60 1.2 489 6.9   1841 2.3
 40–49 113 2.2 437 6.2   1728 2.1
 50–59 367 7.2 882 12.5   4291 5.3
 60–69 887 17.4 1494 21.1   9975 12.3
 70–79 1115 21.9 1423 20.1   15,053 18.6
 80–89 1673 32.9 1620 22.9   29,360 36.3
 90+ 874 17.2 722 10.2   18,660 23.1
Cause of deathb      < 0.001   
 Cancer 2225 43.7 423 6.0   21,913 27.1
 Circulatory 2071 40.7 2173 30.7   25,004 30.9
 Respiratory 602 11.8 350 5.0   8212 10.2
 Neurological 155 3.0 48 0.7   1819 2.2
 Renal 36 0.7 16 0.2   489 0.6
 Other 0 0.0 4057 57.4   23,471 29.0
Household      < 0.001   
 Cohabiting 2273 44.7 958 13.6   33,890 41.9
 Living alone 2366 46.5 1672 23.7   28,540 35.3
 Missingc 450 8.8 4437 62.8   18,478 22.8
Municipality population      < 0.001   
 0–2000 175 3.4 250 3.5   2787 3.4
 2001–5000 651 12.8 809 11.4   8972 11.1
 5001–10,000 826 16.2 969 13.7   11,109 13.7
 10,001–50,000 2092 41.1 2748 38.9   31,091 38.4
 50,001- 1337 26.3 2266 32.1   26,664 33.0
 Missingc 8 0.2 25 0.4   285 0.4
Municipality centrality      < 0.001   
 Least central 647 12.7 884 12.5   9856 12.2
 Less central 377 7.4 481 6.8   5582 6.9
 Somewhat central 1071 21.0 1360 19.2   15,429 19.1
 Central 2986 58.7 4317 61.1   49,756 61.5
 Missingc 8 0.2 25 0.4   285 0.4
Nursing homed      < 0.001   
 Yes 860 16.9 549 7.8   46,638 57.6
 No 4229 83.1 6518 92.2   34,270 42.2
Domiciliary cared      < 0.001   
 Yes 5089 100.0 1966 27.8   39,445 48.8
 No 0 0.0 5101 72.2   41,463 51.2
  1. aP Pearson chi-square test for planned and unplanned home deaths
  2. bCause of death was divided into five categories according to diagnoses most likely to receive palliative care, the rest were labelled other
  3. cNot included in statistical analysis
  4. dService any time in the period 0–90 days before death