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Table 1 Characteristics of participants interviewed

From: The shift from old age to very old age: an analysis of the perception of aging among older people

Individuals Age (years) Marital status Children Place of living, Living environment Domestic help / Nurses Relationship with neighbors Chronic disease(s) Recruitment sources a
Mrs. D 90 Widow 2 sons Home, urban +/− + GP
Mrs. F 92 Widow 1 daughter Home, urban +/− GP
Mrs. T 84 Married to Mr. T 2 sons Home, urban −/− + GP
Mr. T 90 Married to Mrs. T 2 sons Home urban −/− + + GP
Mr. B 92 Widower 1 son, 1 deceased daughter Home, urban +/− + GP
Mr. R 89 Married 1 daughter, 1 deceased son Home, rural +/+ + H
Mr. D 93 Widower None Residential home for older people, urban +/+ + GP
Mrs. C 87 Widow 1 son Home, urban +/− + SC
Mr. L 79 Married 1 son Home, rural +/+ + GP
Mr. Ro 88 Married 3 daughters, 1 son Home, urban +/+ + GP
Mr. LB 95 Single None Nursing home, urban +/− + Snowball sampling
Mrs. L 94 Widow 2 sons Home in the ownership of her daughter, rural +/+ + Snowball sampling
Mrs. Th 80 Widow 2 daughters Home in the ownership of her daughter, rural +/− + + Snowball sampling
Mrs. R 97 Widow 1 daughter, 1 deceased daughter Home, semi-rural +/+ + Snowball sampling
  1. aGP General Practitioner, H Hospital, SC Social center