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Table 1 Demographics of the study sample (n = 284)

From: Risk of death or hospital admission among community-dwelling older adults living with dementia in Australia

Variables n (%)
Age  
 58-64 19 (6.7)
 65-74 38 (13.4)
 75-84 110(38.7)
 85 and over 117 (41.2)
Female gender 183 (64.4)
Non-indigenous people 284 (100.0)
Government pension (0 = private income; 1 = pension) 236 (83.1)
Living alone (living with family/others = 0; lives alone = 1 ) 84 (29.6)
Carer relationships  
 Relatives/friends 50 (17.6)
 Partner/spouse 121 (42.6)
 Son/daughter/in-law 113 (39.8)
Carer status  
 No carer 30 (10.6)
 Co-resident carer 185 (65.1)
 Non-resident carer 69 (24.3)
Australian-born (Other = 0; Australia = 1) 175 (61.6)
Speaking English (Other = 0; English = 1) 242 (85.2)
  1. Note: The 284 clients were aged between 58 and 100, with 19 clients aged between 58 and 64 (strictly speaking not “older people”).