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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and overall health status of carer sample: reliability and validity testing

From: The Prostate Care Questionnaire for Carers (PCQ-C): reliability, validity and acceptability

Relationship to patient N(%)i
Wife/partner 444 (86.4)
Other relative 13 (2.2)
Friend 2 (0.3)
Other 22 (3.7)
Age (years)  
< 54 68 (11.4)
55-64 190 (31.9)
65-74 225 (37.8)
75+ 96 (16.1)
Overall health  
Very good 154 (25.9)
Good 280 (47.1)
Fair 118 (19.8)
Poor 18 (3.0)
Very poor 5 (0.8)
Ethnicity  
White British/Irish 562 (94.5)
South Asian 3 (0.5)
African/Caribbean 5 (0.8)
Other 0 (0)
Current situation  
Employed 136 (22.9)
Retired 388 (65.2)
Other 35 (5.9)
Current or most recent occupation  
Professional 136 (22.9)
Managerial 51 (8.6)
Clerical 164 (27.6)
Technical/craft 7 (1.2)
Manual/service 82 (13.8)
  1. iMay not add to 100 due to missing data