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Table 1 Socio-demographics features of the sample

From: Economic burden of Huntington’s disease in Peru

Characteristics% or Mean ± SD
(n = 97)
Female63.9
Age48.7 ± 13.6
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting62.9%
 Single26.8%
 Divorced/Separated6.2%
 Widowed4.1%
Educational level
 Illiterate or incomplete primary school6.2%
 Complete primary school10.3%
 Incomplete secondary school13.4%
 Complete secondary school36.1%
 University studies34.0%
Labor status
 Employed17.5%
 Unemployed12.4%
 Student1.0%
 Retired8.2%
 Disabled37.2%
 Homemaker23.7%
Region of residence in Peru
 Lima (capital city)68.0%
 Callao10.3%
 Junín7.2%
 Ica4.1%
 Ayacucho3.1%
 Othersa7.3%
Barthel Index
 Barthel 1 (total dependency)3.1%
 Barthel 2 (severe dependency)2.1%
 Barthel 3 (moderate dependency)9.3%
 Barthel 4 (slight dependency)50.5%
 Barthel 5 (total independency)35.0%
Caregiver assistance68.0%
Daily care hours (conditioned to receive care)
 Barthel 118.3 ± 7.0
 Barthel 217 ± 1.4
 Barthel 313.4 ± 3.7
 Barthel 49.8 ± 6.5
 Barthel 55 ± 4.5
Type of health insurance
 Uninsured32.0%
 SIS38.1%
 ESSALUD25.8%
 Police & Armed Forces3.1%
 Private insurance1.0%
  1. a Including 10 out of 25 regions (Arequipa, Apurímac, Huancayo, Ancash, Cajamarca, Cerro de Pasco, Ucayali, Huánuco, Cusco, La Libertad) in Peru