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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of client characteristics from the retrospective chart review

From: Unregulated care providers’ engagement in palliative care to older clients and their families in the home setting: a mixed methods study

  Clients (n = 66)
Age (mean, SD) 80 years (8.89)
Age (range) 66–98 years
Sex
 Male 31 (47%)
 Female 35 (53%)
Primary diagnosis
 Cancer 44 (66.7%)
 Non-cancer 22 (33.3%)
Secondary diagnosis (e.g., arthritis, dementia, heart disease, diabetes)
 None 21 (31.8%)
 1–2 40 (60.6%)
 > 2 5 (7.6%)
Died at home 40 (60.6%)
Discharged 26 (39.4%)
Family caregiver 63 (95.5%)
 Partner 30 (45.5%)
 Adult child 39 (59.1%)
 Extended family/friends 7 (10.1%)