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Table 1 Demographic data and some health status of the disabled older adults (N = 370)

From: Comparison of the caregivers’ and community health professionals’ views on home health care services for disabled older adults: a cross-sectional study in Beijing, China

Characteristics N (%)
Sex
 Male 180 (48.6)
 Female 190 (51.4)
Age
 60–69 years 44 (11.9)
 70–79 years 86 (23.2)
 80 years and older 240 (64.9)
Marriage
 Married 209 (56.5)
 Divorced/separated 2 (0.5)
 Widowed 158 (42.7)
 Unmarried 1 (0.3)
Medical insurance
 Free medical treatment 73 (19.7)
 Medical insurance for urban workers 219 (59.2)
 Medical insurance for urban residents 78 (21.2)
Education
 Bachelor’s degree or above 97 (26.2)
 Middle school 155 (41.9)
 Primary school or below 118 (31.9)
Primary income source
 Own pension 272 (73.5)
 Supported by family members 75 (20.3)
 House rent or other investment 18 (4.9)
 Government assistance 4 (1.1)
 Other 1 (0.3)
Current monthly income (yuan)
 2000 and below 61 (16.5)
 2001–4000 98 (26.5)
 4001–6000 119 (32.2)
 6001–8000 39 (10.5)
 8001 and above 53 (14.3)
Living conditions
 Living alone 1 (0.3)
 Living only with family members 233 (63.0)
 Living only with hired caregivers 59 (15.9)
 Living with family members and hired caregivers 77 (20.8)
Number of chronic diseases
 1 30 (8.1)
 2 84 (22.7)
 3 or more 256 (69.2)
Bed-ridden
 Yes 66 (17.8)
 No 304 (82.2)
Communication
 Able 312 (84.3)
 Unable 58 (15.7)
Disability level  
 Mild 169 (45.7)
 Moderate 77 (20.8)
 Severe 124 (33.5)