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Table 1 Characteristics of the participating next of kin (n = 40)

From: Being the next of kin of an older person living in a nursing home: an interview study about quality of life

 NumberPercent
Age, years
 40–4912.5
 50–591127.5
 60–691845
 70–79820
 80–8925
Gender
 Men1025
 Women3075
Marital status
 Married/living together3280
 Unmarried/divorced615
 Widower/widow25
Relation to the older person
 Husband/wife717.5
 Daughter/son3177.5
 Sibling12.5
 Other12.5
Educational levela
 Elementary school925
 High school822
 Trade school411
 University/college1542
Work status
 Full-time1332.5
 Part-time922.5
 Not working1845
The frequency of visits to the older person
 Every day615
 Weekly3177.5
 Monthly25
 Yearly12.5
  1. a4 missing
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