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Table 2 Respondents’ gender, health status, and social status at the moment of the interview

From: The impact of social network change and health decline: a qualitative study on experiences of older adults who are ageing in place

Respondent Health status Social status
Nr. Gender Health decline Cause of hospital admission Marital status Children Most important contacts
1 F acute fall unknown yes friends
2 M chronic Parkinson’s disease widowed yes friends
3 M acute stroke widowed yes friends
4 F chronic cancer unknown (1)/ widowed (2) yes family
5 M chronic cancer single no friends
6 F acute feeling unwell married yes family
7 M chronic cancer married yes family