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Table 2 Descriptives of the views of the responsibility for care tasks

From: Who is responsible for providing care? Investigating the role of care tasks and past experiences in a cross-sectional survey in the Netherlands

   Responsible for care tasks is (in %):    
   Exclusively the general public Mainly the general public Partly the general public and the government Mainly the government Exclusively the government Mean score (sd) Range N
Views on responsibility for care in general       2.8 (0.6) 1–5 1009
Views on responsibility for personal or nursing care       3.4 (0.8) 1–5 1018
 Personal care 5% 11% 48% 23% 13%    1036
 Assistance with taking medication 5% 21% 43% 19% 12%    1033
 Nursing care 2% 3% 29% 39% 26%    1033
Views on responsibility for support activities       2.5 (0.7) 1–5 1027
 Household activities 5% 22% 55% 12% 6%    1045
 Support with administrative tasks 8% 50% 33% 2% 2%    1037
 Support with visits 12% 51% 33% 2% 2%    1042
 Emotional support 16% 45% 34% 2% 3%    1040
 Supervision 12% 39% 42% 4% 4%    1043
  1. sd standard deviation