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Table 3 De Jong Social Loneliness Score

From: Social factors in frequent callers: a description of isolation, poverty and quality of life in those calling emergency medical services frequently

Score summaries: Frequency Percentage
0 (Not socially lonely) 19 28.4
1 7 10.4
2 12 17.9
3 (Intensely Socially lonely) 25 37.3
Declined to Answer 4 6
Questionnaire responses: Variables (score) Frequency Percentage
Living Arrangement Lives by self (0) 26 38.8
Live with one or more family members (1) 32 47.8
Live with non-family member (2) 7 10.4
Declined to answer 2 3
People to rely on Yes there are people to rely on (1) 29 35.8
More or less, there are people to rely on (2) 24 35.8
No people to rely on (0) 13 19.4
Declined to answer 1 1.5
People to trust completely Many people I can trust completely (yes −1) 27 40.3
More or less, people can trust completely (2) 18 26.9
No people I can trust completely (0) 20 29.9
Declined to answer 2 3
How often do you feel you lack companionship? Lack companionship hardly ever (0) 26 38.8
Lack companionship some of the time (1) 27 40.3
Lack companionship often (2) 14 20.9
Declined to answer 0 0
Living Arrangement Lives by self (0) 26 38.8
Live with one or more family members (1) 32 47.8