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Table 2 Demographic data for deceased patients and bereaved relatives within the Regional CODE™ surveya

From: Quality assurance for care of the dying: engaging with clinical services to facilitate a regional cross-sectional survey of bereaved relatives’ views

  Hospice (n = 82) Hospital (n = 218) Community (n = 54) All organisations (n = 354)
Deceased patient
 Age
  18–39 0 (0.0) 2 (1.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6)
  40–59 18 (22.8) 13 (6.2) 5 (10.0) 36 (10.7)
  60–69 19 (24.1) 19 (9.2) 1 (2.0) 39 (11.6)
  70–79 24 (30.4) 54 (26.1) 27 (54.0) 105 (31.1)
  80+ 18 (22.8) 119 (57.5) 17 (34.0) 154 (45.8)
  Missing 3 11 4 18
 Female 37 (48.7) 101 (49.5) 19 (40.4) 157 (48.0)
  Missing 6 14 4 27
 Ethnicity
  White British 77 (97.5) 195 (95.6) 49 (100.0) 321 (96.7)
  Other e.g. White Irish, Asian Other, Mixed White/Black 2 (2.5) 9 (4.4) 0 (0.0) 11 (3.3)
  Missing 3 14 5 22
 Religious affiliation
  Christian 64 (81.0) 176 (85.9) 42 (84.0) 282 (84.4)
  Other e.g. Buddhist, Any other religion 1 (1.3) 5 (2.5) 1 (2.0) 7 (2.1)
  None 14 (17.7) 24 (11.7) 7 (14.0) 45 (13.5)
  Missing 3 13 5 20
 Diagnosis – proportion cancer 74 (90.2) 70 (32.1) 44 (81.5) 188 (53.1)
Bereaved relative     
 Age
  18–39 5 (6.4) 6 (2.9) 0 (0.0) 11 (3.3)
  40–59 28 (35.4) 61 (29.8) 12 (24.5) 101 (30.3)
  60–69 22 (27.8) 9 (28.8) 14 (28.6) 95 (28.5)
  70–79 17 (21.5) 46 (22.4) 15 (30.6) 78 (23.4)
  80+ 7 (8.9) 33 (16.1) 8 (16.3) 48 (14.4)
  Missing 3 13 5 21
 Female 48 (60.8) 140 (68.0) 37 (74.0) 225 (67.2)
  Missing 3 13 5 21
 Relationship to patient
  Husband / wife / partner 45 (57.7) 79 (38.5) 36 (72.0) 160 (48.8)
  Son / daughter 19 (24.4) 87 (42.2) 12 (24.0) 118 (35.4)
  Other named category e.g. brother/ sister, parent, friend 10 (12.9) 32 (15.6) 2 (4.0) 44 (13.2)
  Other 4 (5.1) 7 (3.4) 0 (0.0) 11 (3.3)
  Missing 4 13 4 21
 Ethnicity
  White British 77 (97.5) 201 (98.0) 47 (95.9) 325 (97.6)
  Other e.g. White Irish, Asian Other, Mixed White/Black, 2 (2.5) 4 (2.0) 2 (4.1) 8 (2.4)
  Missing 3 13 5 21
 Religious affiliation
  Christian 62 (78.5) 171 (83.4) 47 (94.0) 280 (83.8)
  Other e.g. Buddhist, Any other religion 1 (1.3) 11 (5.4) 1 (2.0) 13 (3.9)
  None 16 (20.3) 23 (11.2) 2 (4.0) 41 (12.3)
 Missing 3 13 4 20
  1. amissing data has been presented as numbers but not included in the percentage calculations