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Table 2 Demographics and characteristics of AD dementia caregivers

From: Alzheimer’s disease severity and its association with patient and caregiver quality of life in Japan: results of a community-based survey

Characteristic Total
% n
Caregiver age (mean (SD), min to max) 53.89 (11.02) 20 to 96
Age category 18–29 3.0% 9
30–39 7.7% 23
40–49 17.7% 53
50–64 61.0% 183
65+ 10.7% 32
Gender of caregiver Female 45.0% 135
Male 55.0% 165
Marital status Single 28.3% 85
Married / living with partner 62.3% 187
Divorced / separated / widowed 9.3% 28
Adults (18+) dependent in household 0 29.0% 87
1 20.0% 60
2 20.7% 62
3 15.0% 45
4+ 15.3% 46
Children (< 18) dependent in household 0 82.3% 247
1 8.7% 26
2+ 9.0% 27
Employed Not employed, disabled, retired, student, or homemaker 31.0% 93
Full-time, part-time, or self-employed 69.0% 207
Change in employment status due to caregiving for AD dementia patient No 73.3% 220
Yes 26.7% 80
Years providing care for the AD dementia patient < 2 years 7.0% 21
2 to < 4 years 33.7% 101
4 to < 6 years 22.0% 66
6 to < 10 years 17.3% 52
10+ years 12.0% 36
Can’t recall 8.0% 24
Caregiving role for AD dementia patient Primary and only caregiver 30.3% 91
Primary and sharing responsibilities with another person 30.0% 90
Secondary caregiver 39.7% 119
Hours/week ‘personally responsible for providing care’ 1–4 h 21.7% 65
5–12 h 16.3% 49
13–24 h 26.0% 78
25–72 h (1–3 days) 20.0% 60
73–168 h (3–7 days) 16.0% 48
  1. Note. AD Alzheimer’s disease, SD standard deviation