QuickStats: Percentage of Deaths,* by Place of Death† — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2018
Weekly / May 15, 2020 / 69(19);611
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Abbreviation: LTC = long-term care.
* Percentage was calculated as the number of deaths occurring in a location divided by all deaths with known location, multiplied by 100.
† Excludes deaths in which decedent was dead on arrival at a hospital, clinic, or medical center and those for which place of death was unknown.
The percentage of deaths from all causes that occurred in a hospital decreased from 48.0% in 2000 to 35.1% in 2018. During that period, the percentage of deaths that occurred in the decedent’s home increased from 22.7% to 31.4%, and the percentage that occurred in a long-term care facility (hospice, nursing home, long-term care) increased from 22.9% to 26.8%.
Source: National Vital Statistics System. Underlying cause of death data, 2000–2018. https://wonder.cdc.gov/ucd-icd10.html.
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Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Deaths, by Place of Death — National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000–2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2020;69:611. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6919a4external icon.
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