Table 4

Spearman correlation coefficients between variables and home deaths rate among 47 prefectures.

Variables

Spearman coefficient

p-value


The number of general hospitals

-0.580*

< 0.001

The number of beds in hospital

-0.562*

< 0.001

Ratio of daily occupied beds in general hospital

-0.457*

0.001

The number of families in which the elderly living alone

-0.421*

0.003

Dwelling rooms (per dwelling)

0.440*

0.002

The number of health service facilities for the elderly

-0.495*

< 0.001


*P < 0.01

Yang et al. BMC Palliative Care 2006 5:2   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-5-2

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