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.

YEAR HOSPITAL HOME NURSING FACILITY HOSPICE FACILITY OTHER
2003 3970% 2380% 2360% 20% 1230%
2004 3870% 2440% 2350% 50% 1250%
2005 3810% 2460% 2370% 150% 1190%
2006 3750% 2510% 2340% 220% 1140%
2007 3700% 2530% 2320% 290% 1130%
2008 3710% 2570% 2330% 370% 1090%
2009 3410% 2570% 2220% 400% 1110%
2010 3380% 2710% 2230% 500% 1170%
2011 3300% 2730% 2240% 560% 1160%
2012 3190% 2820% 2170% 640% 1170%
2013 3120% 2890% 2140% 650% 1190%
2014 3090% 2940% 2130% 750% 1090%
2015 3050% 2980% 2120% 820% 1030%
2016 3010% 3050% 2080% 820% 1040%
2017 2980% 3170% 2080% 830% 1030%

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

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