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Table 2 Social backgrounds of the patients and their families.

From: Age, gender, will, and use of home-visit nursing care are critical factors in home care for malignant diseases; a retrospective study involving 346 patients in Japan

Variables n
Household type  
Solitary 10
Elderly couple 32
Living with family, but solitary in daytime or nighttime 59
Others* 245
Residence  
Own house 332
Others 14
Economic conditions  
Independent 335
Receiving public assistance 8
Economic difficulties 3
  1. * Some family members or caregivers lived together throughout the day.
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