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QuickStats: Location of Death for Decedents Aged ≥85 Years --- United States, 1989--2007

The figure shows the location of death for decedents aged ≥85 years in the United States during 1989-2007. Approximately 700,000 deaths occurred among persons aged ≥85 years in 2007, accounting for nearly 30% of all deaths in the United States. Forty percent of these deaths occurred in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. The percentage of decedents aged ≥85 years who died while a hospital inpatient decreased from 40% in 1989 to 29% in 2007. The percentage of decedents aged ≥85 years who died at home increased from 12% in 1989 to 19% in 2007.

* Includes hospital outpatient or emergency department, including dead on arrival, inpatient hospice facilities, and all other places and unknown. Beginning in 2003, the term "long-term care facility" was added to the nursing home check box on the death certificate.

Approximately 700,000 deaths occurred among persons aged ≥85 years in 2007, accounting for nearly 30% of all deaths in the United States. Forty percent of these deaths occurred in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. The percentage of decedents aged ≥85 years who died while a hospital inpatient decreased from 40% in 1989 to 29% in 2007. The percentage of decedents aged ≥85 years who died at home increased from 12% in 1989 to 19% in 2007.

Source: National Vital Statistics System. Mortality public use data files, 1989--2007. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm.

Alternate Text: The figure above shows the location of death for decedents aged ≥85 years in the United States during 1989-2007. Approximately 700,000 deaths occurred among persons aged ≥85 years in 2007, accounting for nearly 30% of all deaths in the United States. Forty percent of these deaths occurred in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities. The percentage of decedents aged ≥85 years who died while a hospital inpatient decreased from 40% in 1989 to 29% in 2007. The percentage of decedents aged ≥85 years who died at home increased from 12% in 1989 to 19% in 2007.



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