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Table 2 Prevalence of loneliness in the visual impairment population and in the general population

From: Loneliness among adults with visual impairment: prevalence, associated factors, and relationship to life satisfaction

Age categories VI population (n = 736)a General population (n = 14,884)a
TILS Single question DCG
% 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI
Moderate loneliness
 18–35 years 31.2 24.1–39.1 19.6 18.4–20.8 16.5 15.3–17.6
 36–50 years 30.1 23.6–37.2 15.8 14.8–16.9 16.1 15.1–17.2
 51–65 years 23.0 17.4–29.5 17.3 16.1–18.5 18.5 17.3–19.7
 ≥ 66 years 31.1 24.6–38.1 22.4 20.6–24.2 23.3 21.5–25.1
 Total sample 28.7 25.4–32.1 18.2 17.6–18.9 17.9 17.2–18.5
Severe loneliness
 18–35 years 21.0 14.9–28.2 2.1 1.7–2.6 4.9 4.3–5.6
 36–50 years 27.9 20.7–33.9 2.2 1.8–2.7 6.1 5.5–6.9
 51–65 years 19.0 13.8–25.1 3.2 2.7–3.8 6.0 5.3–6.8
 ≥ 66 years 12.4 8.1–17.9 3.8 3.0–4.7 7.2 6.1–8.4
 Total sample 19.7 16.9–22.8 2.7 2.4–3.0 5.9 5.5–6.3
  1. Notes. VI visual impairment, CIs confidence intervals, TILS Three Item Loneliness Scale, DCG De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale
  2. aThe single question had 26 non-responses and the DCG questionnaire had 122 non-responses