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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of relatives of inpatients in intensive care unit

From: Factors affecting the emotional reactions of patient relatives who receive news of death: a prospective observational study

  Frequency (n) Percentage (%)
Gender of patient relatives   
 Female 60 60.0
 Male 40 40.0
Education level of the patient's relative   
 Primary school 8 8.0
 Middle School 26 26.0
 High school 38 38.0
 University 28 28.0
Patient's relative marital status   
 Married 78 78.0
 Single 22 22.0
Number of children of the patient's relative   
 Has no children 22 22.0
 1–2 children 38 38.0
 3–4 children 35 35.0
 5 children and more 5 5.0
Degree of relationship   
 Daughter 42 42.0
 Son 27 27.0
 Husband/wife 11 11.0
 Sister/brother 15 15.0
 Mother 2 2.0
 Father 1 1.0
 Grandson 2 2.0
Patient's relative’s history of previous ICU visit   
 Yes 49 49.0
 No 51 51.0
Patient’s relative’s history of previous psychiatric treatment   
 Yes 18 18.0
 No 82 82.0
Living in the same house with the patient   
 Yes 37 37.0
 No 63 63.0