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Table 2 Demographics of the deceased

From: Dying in acute hospitals: voices of bereaved relatives

Gender (N = 347) % (N)
 Male 57.3% (199)
 Female 42.7% (148)
Age (N = 355) % (N)
 18–29 years 1.7% (6)
 30–39 years 3.2% (11)
 40–49 years 3.9% (14)
 50–59 years 5.6% (20)
 60–69 years 10.7% (38)
 70–79 years 24.8% (88)
 80 + years 50.1% (178)
Length of stay in hospital during last admission (N = 342) % (N)
  < 48 h 18.1% (62)
 2 days – 2 weeks 28.9% (99)
 2–4 weeks 17.3% (59)
 1–2 months 16.4% (56)
  > 2 months 19.3% (66)