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Table 2 Description of the sample

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

Informants n = 19
Men/women 6/13
Age, median (range) 63 (49–86)
Sons/daughters 5/4
Brother 1
Friend 1
Daughter-in-law 1
Wives 4
Cousin’s wife 1
Nieces 2