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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: What is different about living alone with cancer in older age? A qualitative study of experiences and preferences for care

  Living alone (n=20) Living with others (n=12)
Age in years (median, range) 82.5 (74–95) 77.5 (70–87)
Sex   
Males 10 8
Females 10 2
Education:   
Mean number of years (SD) 10.4 (1.90) 9.17 (2.12)
Housing   
Owner occupied 13 11
Rented from local authority 6 1
Rented privately 1 0
Main cancer diagnosis -   
Breast 3 2
Lung 4 2
Colorectal 2 2
Prostate 3 2
Oesophagus 2 0
Other 6 4