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Table 1 Description of the older persons’ care contexts, age, and gender

From: Older persons’ existential loneliness, as interpreted by their significant others - an interview study

Older persons n = 23
Men/women 12/11
Age, median (range) 85 (76–101)
Care context n = 6
Primary health care centre 2
Municipal home care 4
Residential care 8
Hospital 2
Specialised palliative home care 6
Specialised palliative ward 1