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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of survey data

From: Cost analysis of informal care: estimates from a national cross-sectional survey in Sweden

  Caregiver Not caregiver Total
  (N = 1798) (N = 9370) (N = 11,168)
Age, years
 Mean (SD) 59 (16) 58 (18) 58 (18)
 Median (Q1, Q3) 60 (50, 70) 61 (45, 72) 61 (46, 72)
 Min, Max 18, 96 18, 100 18, 100
Gross income, 2017 (SEK)
 Mean (SD) 569,625 (356,226) 553,832 (360,903) 556,377 (360,184)
 Median (Q1, Q3) 499,992 (323,163, 760,268) 485,643 (303,983, 745,655) 488,276 (307,259, 748,358)
 Min, Max 0, 2,834,270 0, 5,754,576 0, 5,754,576
Sex
 Female 1090 (60.6%) 4892 (52.2%) 5982 (53.6%)
 Male 708 (39.4%) 4478 (47.8%) 5186 (46.4%)
Education level
 College 759 (42.2%) 3797 (40.6%) 4556 (40.9%)
 High School 771 (42.9%) 3929 (42.0%) 4700 (42.2%)
 Primary 267 (14.9%) 1620 (17.3%) 1887 (16.9%)
Employment status
 Employed 871 (51.3%) 16 (11.5%) 887 (48.3%)
 Not employed 215 (12.7%) 20 (14.4%) 235 (12.8%)
 Retired 613 (36.1%) 103 (74.1%) 716 (39.0%)
Born in Sweden
 Yes 1606 (89.3%) 8431 (90.0%) 10,037 (89.9%)
 No 192 (10.7%) 939 (10.0%) 1131 (10.1%)
  1. Source: VANA SE (2019). SD standard deviation. Q1 25th percentile/Q3 75th percentile