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Table 1 Sample characteristics of family caregivers and dementia patients

From: Day care for dementia patients from a family caregiver's point of view: A questionnaire study on expected quality and predictors of utilisation - Part II

Variable Mean (SD) Frequency (%)
Family caregiver  
Age (years) 61.3 (11.9)  
Gender (female)   73.3
Education level   
   No school leaving certificate   0.8
   Secondary school (9 years)   47.7
   Vocational school (10 years)   30.7
   Grammar school (13 years)   20.8
Employed   28.6
Relationship to patient   
   Spouse   43.8
   Adult children   48.9
   Others   7.3
Place of residence (city)a   44.4
Caregiver/patient sharing accommodation (apartment/house)   75.0
No caregiving help by others   34.8
Dementia patient
Age (years) 78.8 (9.1)  
Gender (female)   63.6
Level of care (health insurance)b   
   Not yet applied for   5.8
   Applied for   19.2
   Level 1   29.6
   Level 2   31.6
   Level 3   13.7
Duration of dementia (years) 4.2 (3.3)  
Time for care per day (hours) 5.1 (4.7)  
  1. a 100,000 or more inhabitants ( = city)
  2. b the higher the level the higher the necessary help