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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: Living with and dying from advanced heart failure: understanding the needs of older patients at the end of life

Characteristics of the sample (n = 25)
Sex female/male 14 (56 %)/11 (44 %)
Mean age (range) 85 years (71–98)
Marital status single/widowed 20 (80 %)
Living situation  
 • Home 18 (72 %)
 • Assisted livinga/Nursing care home 7 (28 %)
Main care support  
 • Family 8 (32 %)
 • Spouse/partner 5 (20 %)
 • Nursing service 9 (36 %)
  1. aAssisted living = Institutions in Germany where persons live in their own apartment with optional care and household services