For the first time since the early 20th century, the home has become the common place among American’s dying of natural causes.

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine analyzed data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics. The data showed differences in place of death according to who you are, and that those dying from diseases other than cancer are less likely to die at home than those who are white or those who die from cancer.

YEARHOSPITALHOMENURSING FACILITYHOSPICE FACILITYOTHER
20033970%2380%2360%20%1230%
20043870%2440%2350%50%1250%
20053810%2460%2370%150%1190%
20063750%2510%2340%220%1140%
20073700%2530%2320%290%1130%
20083710%2570%2330%370%1090%
20093410%2570%2220%400%1110%
20103380%2710%2230%500%1170%
20113300%2730%2240%560%1160%
20123190%2820%2170%640%1170%
20133120%2890%2140%650%1190%
20143090%2940%2130%750%1090%
20153050%2980%2120%820%1030%
20163010%3050%2080%820%1040%
20172980%3170%2080%830%1030%

Source: PATRICK SKERRETT / STATADAPTED FROM THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE 2019; 381:2369-2370

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