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Table 1 Description of analysis sample

From: Who pays for home care? A study of nationally representative data on disabled older Americans

  Percent S.E.
Need-for-caregiving measures   
No. of ADL's   
 0 34 (1.1)
 1-2 42 (1.2)
 3-4 16 (0.8)
 5-6 8 (0.5)
No. of IADL's   
 0-1 41 (1.2)
 2-3 28 (1.0)
 4-5 16 (0.8)
 6-8 15 (0.8)
Age   
 65–74 24 (0.9)
 75–84 52 (1.0)
 85+ 24 (0.9)
Demographic characteristics   
Gender   
 Female 43 (1.5)
 Male 57 (1.5)
Race   
 White 89 (0.9)
 African American 10 (0.9)
 Other 1 (0.3)
Hispanic   
 No 95 (0.6)
 Yes 5 (0.6)
Education   
 Less than high school grad 53 (1.5)
 High school grad 39 (1.4)
 College degree 8 (0.7)
Family income   
 0–14,999 37 (1.2)
 15,000–29,999 27 (1.1)
 30,000–49,999 9 (0.7)
 50,000–74,999 3 (0.4)
 75,000+ 2 (0.3)
 Family income missing 22 (0.9)
Home assets   
 No 27 (1.2)
 Yes, home value missing 32 (1.1)
 Home value less than 150,000 32 (1.1)
 Home value greater than 150,000 9 (0.6)
Informal caregiving resources   
Hours of informal care   
 0 50 (1.2)
 1–8 22 (0.9)
 9–24 13 (0.8)
 25+ 15 (0.8)
Marital status   
 Single 4 (0.4)
 Married 40 (1.3)
 Widowed 50 (1.3)
 Divorced 6 (0.6)
Number of children   
 0 15 (1.1)
 1 16 (1.0)
 2 23 (1.2)
 3 19 (1.3)
 4+ 26 (1.3)
  1. NLTCS, 1989–2004 (N = 11,725)