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Table 2 Descriptive statistics (decedents’ characteristics, excluding deaths in ‘other places’; years 2003–2011)

From: Relationship of place of death with care capacity and accessibility: a multilevel population study of system effects on place of death in Norway

  Place of death
Home Hospital Nursing home Total
N 55,668 141,091 155,148 351,907
% 15.8 40.1 44.1 100.0
Year % p10–p90 14.9–16.5 36.4–42.5 40.9–48.5  
Municipality % p10–p90 11.9–21.2 27.3–45.7 37.9–56.7  
Hospital district % p10–p90% 13.5–17.9 36.1–42.8 40.6–48.1  
  % % % %
Gender = Women 41.8 47.2 62.0 52.9
Gender = Men 58.2 52.8 38.0 47.1
Age = 0–49 years 10.4 5.7 0.6 4.2
Age = 50–59 years 11.2 7.4 1.6 5.4
Age = 60–69 years 16.8 14.5 4.7 10.5
Age = 70–79 years 22.7 24.9 15.5 20.4
Age = 80–89 years 28.8 37.0 46.9 40.1
Age = 90+ years 10.1 10.6 30.8 19.4
Marital status = Married 36.4 43.6 25.9 34.7
Marital status = Widowed 30.1 34.3 56.3 43.4
Marital status = Divorced 15.0 10.4 7.1 9.7
Marital status = Unmarried 18.5 11.6 10.7 12.3
CoD = Cancer 19.7 33.8 24.4 27.4
CoD = Dementia 2.2 0.6 12.5 6.1
CoD = Circulation 40.3 34.5 34.2 35.3
CoD = Respiratory 7.7 10.1 10.7 10.0
CoD = External 11.8 4.8 2.8 5.0
CoD = Other 18.3 16.2 15.3 16.1
  1. p10 10th percentile, p90 90th percentile, CoD cause of death