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Table 1 Participant characteristics (n = 105)

From: The impact of uncertainty on bereaved family’s experiences of care at the end of life: a thematic analysis of free text survey data

Characteristic Category Frequency %
Survey respondents    
Age 40–49 years 8 7.6
50–59 years 20 19.0
60–69 years 40 38.1
70–79 years 26 24.8
>  80 years 10 9.5
Missing 1 1.0
Gender Male 22 21.0
Female 82 78.1
Missing 1 1.0
Relationship Spouse 30 28.6
Child 55 52.5
Sibling 7 6.7
Parent 2 1.9
Friend 6 5.7
Other 4 4.7
Missing 1 1.0
Deceased person’s characteristics
Age at death 40–49 years 3 2.9
50–59 years 2 1.9
60–69 years 6 5.7
70–79 years 18 17.1
>  80 years 75 71.4
Missing 1 1.0
Gender Male 46 43.8
Female 58 55.2
Missing 1 1.0