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Table 2 Demographic data of the caregivers (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 115 (31.1)
 Female 255 (68.9)
Age
 40 years and younger 12 (3.2)
 41–49 years 74 (20.0)
 50–59 years 138 (37.3)
 60–69 years 85 (23.0)
 70 years and older 61 (16.5)
Education
 Bachelor’s degree or above 84 (22.7)
 Middle school 217 (58.7)
 Primary school or below 69 (18.6)
Relationship
 Hired 108 (29.2)
 Family member 262 (70.8)
Hired a domestic
 Yes 168 (45.4)
 No 202 (54.6)
Salary for the hired caregivers
 3000 yuan or less 8 (4.8)
 3001–6000 yuan 156 (92.8)
 6001 yuan or more 4 (2.4)
Number of co-caregivers
 0 152 (41.4)
 1 75 (20.3)
 2 87 (23.5)
 3 or more 56 (15.1)
Years of caring
 Less than 1 year 32 (8.6)
 1–10 years 269 (72.7)
 11–20 years 64 (17.3)
 21 years or more 5 (1.4)
Hours of care provided per day
 3–8 h 68 (18.4)
 9–15 h 54 (14.6)
 16 h or more 248 (67.0)