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Table 2 Unmet needs identified by respondents to the South Australian Health Omnibus in 2006, 2007 (n = 5547) who had actively provided care (day-to-day or intermittent) at some time in the five years before responding for someone at the end of life and knew whether or not they would provide care again

From: The caregiving perspective in heart failure: a population based study

  Respondents who had someone close to them die from an expected death in the 5 years before responding who died of …   
  …heart failure …a life-limiting illness other than heart failure   p value
n = 73 n = 1207  
Perceived additional support needed for: n % n %   
  physical care, symptom control, medications 24 32.9 286 23.7   0.075
  information about the disease progression of services available 9 12.3 214 17.7   0.237
  emotional, spiritual or bereavement support 21 28.8 297 24.6   0.424
  finances 3 4.1 77 6.4   0.619#
  1. # Fisher’s Exact Test used.