Table 4

Timing of first hospitalization during the last year of life.

TIME INTERVAL *

PROPORTION OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAD THEIR FIRST HOSPITALIZATION DURING TIME INTERVAL *

TOTAL

Day:

1

2

3–7

Week:

2

3–4

Month:

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

AGE AT DEATH

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

All Individuals

< 1 week

88.5

5.3

0.4

94.1

1–4 weeks

73.7

4.4

1.8

3.5

2.1

85.4

1–12 months

47.4

2.0

1.5

0.7

1.5

2.5

1.6

1.0

0.3

0.4

0.4

0.1

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.2

59.7

> 1 year

2.1

1.6

1.4

1.4

1.3

1.6

1.4

1.0

1.6

1.8

1.9

17.8

34.9

CCC Individuals

< 1 week

92.6

6.8

0.7

100

1–4 weeks

87.2

6.4

1.7

4.1

0.6

100

1–12 months

80.4

5.9

2.5

1.4

1.4

2.8

2.8

1.1

0.4

0.4

0.7

0.0

0.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

100

> 1 year

8.1

5.4

5.1

4.6

4.8

5.5

5.1

3.4

4.8

6.3

6.5

23.9

83.5


* For individuals who died during infancy, the time interval refers to when the first hospitalization occurred, measured in days, weeks, or months of life. For individuals who died past infancy, the time interval refers to when the first hospitalization occurred during the last year of life, measured in months counted from 1 (12 months prior to death) to 12 (the month in which death occurred).

Feudtner et al. BMC Medicine 2003 1:3   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-1-3

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