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Table 2 Distribution of place of death in parishes with or without nursing home

From: Where do the elderly die? The impact of nursing home utilisation on the place of death. Observations from a mortality cohort study in Flanders

Parishes Place of death Deceased who
  At Home (%) Nursing home (%) Hospital (%) never used a nursing home used a nursing home (%)
Without Nursing home      
Hombeek 18 (22) 20 (24) 44 (54) 55 (67) 26 (32)
Leest 9 (28) 2 (6) 21 (66) 29 (91) 3 (9)
Muizen 11(22) 11 (22) 28 (56) 30 (60) 15 (30)
Mechelen H. Hart * 2(6) 7 (22) 23 (72) 21 (53) 11 (28)
Subtotal 40 (20) 40 (20) 116 (59) 135 (66) 55 (27)
With Nursing home      
Borsbeek 25 (31) 20 (25) 34 (43) 38 (48) 32 (41)
Kapelle-O/D Bos 10 (30) 8 (24) 15 (46) 23 (70) 10 (30)
Zemst 19 (25) 22 (29) 34 (45) 46 (61) 29 (39)
Mechelen Hanswijk 6 (9) 36 (55) 24 (36) 30 (45) 36 (55)
Subtotal 60 (24) 86 (34) 107 (42) 137 (54) 107 (42)
TOTAL 100 (22) 126 (28) 223 (50) 272 (60) 162 (35)
  1. Distribution of place of death between places with and without nursing home (chisquare: p = 0.0008)
  2. *place of death was not known for 8 subjects. (n = 449)
  3. From 15 in-hospital deaths the use of a nursing home could not be traced. (n = 434)
  4. Mechelen H. Hart and Mechelen Hanswijk are urban parishes; the others are rural.