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Table 1 Demographics and characteristics of bereaved relatives and decedents. (n = 81)

From: Saying goodbye all alone with no close support was difficult”- Dying during the COVID-19 pandemic: an online survey among bereaved relatives about end-of-life care for patients with or without SARS-CoV2 infection

Decedents n (%) or mean (SD) Bereaved relatives n (%) or mean (SD)
Age (in years) 82.4 (12) Age (in years) 57.2 (12)
Gender    Gender   
female 50 (62) female 67 (83)
male 31 (38) Male 13 (16)
divers 0   Divers 1 (1)
SARS-COV2 infectiona    SARS-CoV2 infectiona   
yes 7 (9) yes 1 (1)
no 73 (90) no 75 (93)
unknown 1 (1) unknown 5 (6)
Reason for death    Relationship to the deceased person   
cancer 20 (25) child 52 (64)
cardiovascular disease 18 (22) partner 14 (17)
diabetes mellitus 1 (1) sister 3 (4)
dementia 2 (3) aunt 2 (3)
COVID-19 4 (5) grandfather 2 (3)
another respiratory disease 1 (1) other 8 (10)
other 35 (43)    
  1. a Bereaved relatives asked about the decedents SARS-COV2 infection had the option to chose yes/no probably infected; yes/no infected (tested); unknown. yes/no probably/tested infected is presented summarized as yes/no.