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Table 2 Sociodemographic data of significant others

From: Experiences of participation in bereavement groups from significant others’ perspectives; a qualitative study

Gender Female, n = 33 Male, n = 13
Age
 Median 64,5 y 66 y
 Range 43 y – 80 y 49 y – 75 y
Relationship – the deceased was a:
 Spouse 24 11
 Parent 6 2
 Child 1  
 Other 2  
Distance to hospital where bereavement groups were held
  < 60 km 19 10
 60–109 km 2 2
  > 109 km 5 1
Highest education
 Primary school 8  
 Secondary school 6 3
 Vocational training 7 9
 University 10 1
Working status at time of post-participating questionnaire
 Working 9 6
 Working part time + sick leave 1  
 Sick leave 100% 5  
 Retired 17 7