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Online social network platforms and older ... - Q-AGEING project

Prevalence of social isolation andloneliness in old age68 % of people who live alone are socially isolated and 65% of these people feel (sometimes or often) lonely. (NHSHealth Scotland 2003)5-10 % of older people perceive themselves as lonely all ormost of the time (Chambers, Allan et al. 2009)4Social IsolationAge Infrequent social contacts Has no friends16-293,4%4,6%30-396,0%5,3%40-498,8%7,6%50-5910,9%8,7%60-6913,9%12,6%70+17,4%16,1%Source: ESS 2002/3, cited in Lelkes (2008)4

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