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Table 1 Characteristics of deceased persons in 8 locations

From: Where do the elderly die? The impact of nursing home utilisation on the place of death. Observations from a mortality cohort study in Flanders

Parishes Number of deaths Men (%) Age at death (SD) Living situation (m + w) Living alone (%)
Without Nursing home     
Hombeek 82 45 (55) 80.3 (9.4) 46 (56)
Leest 32 14 (44) 79.6 (8.1) 14 (44)
Muizen 50 21 (42) 79.7 (7.2) 18 (45) 10 unknown
Mechelen H. Hart 40 24 (60) 79.9 (8.7) 23 (58)
Subtotal 204 104 (51) 79.9 (8.6) 101 (52)
With Nursing home     
Borsbeek 79 40 (51) 81.4 (9.6) 38 (48)
Kapelle-O/D Bos 33 14 (42) 80.5 (9.3) 21 (64)
Zemst 75 32 (43) 81.0 (9.5) 50 (67)
Mechelen Hanswijk 66 27 (41) 84.0 (9.4) unknown
Subtotal 253 113 (45) 82.5 (9.5) 109 (58)
TOTAL 457 217 (47) 81.0 (9.0) 210 (55)
  1. Values are numbers (%), or mean (SD)
  2. Missing values are not taken into account (66 + 10 unknown).