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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of the study population of patients with mild Alzheimer's disease and their primary caregiver.

From: Private costs almost equal health care costs when intervening in mild Alzheimer's: a cohort study alongside the DAISY trial

  Patient (n = 157) Caregiver (n = 157)
Age, mean (SD) 76 (8) 65 (13)
Females, n (%) 85 (54) 104 (66)
Living alone (%) 53 (34) 22 (14)
MMSE score, mean (SD) 24 (2) NA
EQ-5D score (self-assessed), mean (SD) 0.85 (0.17) 0.83 (0.17)
Occupational status, n (%)   
   On pension 148 (94) 92 (59)
   On early retirement 4 (3) 10 (6)
   Working 3 (2) 49 (31)
   Other (e.g. housewife) 2 (1) 6 (4)
Caregiver's relation to patient, n (%)   
   Spouse NA 99 (63)
   Son/daughter (in-law) NA 48 (31)
   Other NA 10 (6)
  1. MMSE = Mini Mental State Examination. NA = Not applicable. EQ-5D = EuroQol 5-Dimensions