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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample at the time of the interview, n = 23

From: Dementia and patient safety in the community: a qualitative study of family carers’ protective practices and implications for services

Characteristics n = 23
Gender, n (%):
 Female: 17 (74)
 Male: 6 (26)
Age, years min-max (median): 44–83 (62)
Relationship, n (%):
 Spouses 12 (52)
 Adult children 9 (39)
 Adult siblings 2 (9)
Geographya, n (%): Urban areas, n = 14 (61) Rural areas, n = 9 (39)
 North of Norway, n = 6 0 6
 East of Norway, n = 17 14 3
Living arrangements, n (%):
 Shared household with the person with dementia 11 (48)
 Not sharing household with the person with dementia 6 (26)
 Care recipient lived in nursing home 6 (26)
  1. aRural areas = municipalities with less than 20.000 inhabitants, Urban areas = municipalities with more than 20.000 inhabitants. We classified patients’ home municipality into rural and urban based on a combination of population density and proximity to regional centers and other towns/cities first calculated by Rugkåsa et al. [42] and available on request