Table 1

The characteristics of illness and individual factors of long-term care beneficiaries (<65 years old) who died, excluding death by external factors, between 2010 and 2013 by place of death

CharacteristicsHomeOther places*Total
No of death173 49810.8%1 439 89389.3%1 613 391
Median (IQR) age, years86 (80–91)86 (80–92)86 (80–92)
Sex
 Male77 44310.8%641 91589.2%719 358
 Female96 05510.7%797 97889.3%894 033
No of death by year
 201044 56410.8%368 72189.2%413 285
 201141 58910.6%351 67389.4%393 262
 201245 58310.9%372 22389.1%417 806
 201341 76210.7%347 27689.3%389 038
Degree of care need
 Low11 07113.9%68 45186.1%79 522
 Moderate40 64312.8%278 06687.2%318 709
 High121 78410.0%1 093 37690.0%1 215 160
No of the use of certified care workers’ home care service prior to death
 No use115 0788.2%1 284 46591.8%1 399 543
 1 month58 42027.3%155 42872.7%213 848
 2 months47 02626.6%129 66073.4%176 686
 3 months41 61826.7%114 09873.3%155 716
Presence of spouse
 Present72 67711.4%566 30088.6%638 977
 Unmarried50009.1%50 04490.9%55 044
 Bereavement89 47110.4%766 78889.6%856 259
 Divorce635010.1%56 76189.9%63 111
Underlying cause of death
 Cancer49 08313.2%323 42686.8%372 509
 Pneumonia70543.2%212 69296.8%219 746
 Cerebrovascular15 8868.5%170 04091.5%185 926
 Senility24 85019.8%100 34680.2%125 196
 Cardiovascular21 82824.2%68 42175.8%90 249
 Others54 7978.8%564 96891.2%619 765
  • *Other places include the deaths at the hospitals, clinics with beds and nursing homes.