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Volume 6: No. 4, October 2009

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Hospice Use Among Cancer Decedents in Alabama, 2002-2005

Race and Sex Age at Death, y
≤34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75-84 ≥85
White men 40 50 52 52 52 54 54
White women 42 54 52 54 55 57 54
Black men 30 39 44 47 44 49 49
Black women 46 42 46 44 50 49 53

Figure 3. Hospice use among cancer decedents, by age at death, race, and sex, Alabama, 2002-2007.

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