Table 1

Mother characteristics

CharacteristicTotal sample (N=344)
nPer cent
Age, years, mean (SD)43.7 (7.1)
Number of children aged<18 years, mean (SD)1.9 (0.9)
Age of youngest child at time of mother's death, years, mean (SD)8.0 (4.8)
Time between diagnosis and death, years, mean (SD)3.1 (3.4)
Cancer site
Metastatic disease at diagnosis
Hospice services received
Location of death
 Hospice facility6117.7
Death at location of choice
 Had not expressed a preference11132.3