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Table 2 The prevalence of loneliness in different European countries

From: Does household help prevent loneliness among the elderly? An evaluation of a policy reform in the Netherlands

  2004 2011 2013
Austria 7.5% 17.7% 17.1%
Belgium 11.6% 28.8% 25.0%
Denmark 3.7% 11.0% 10.0%
Germany 6.8% 16.8% 16.8%
France 13.9% 26.1% 30.2%
Italy 15.4% 31.4% 33.4%
The Netherlands 6.5% 16.0% 22.0%
Spain 12.3% 20.1% 21.4%
Sweden 6.1% 24.0% 22.1%
Switzerland 4.2% 12.7% 14.1%
Total 9.0% 21.3% 21.7%