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Table 1 Characteristics of family caregivers to care recipients

From: The impact of the absorbent products distribution system on family caregivers of older people with incontinence in Italy: perception of the support received

Family caregivers’ characteristics All (n = 101)
Age (years) 60.5 (10.34)
Gender
  Male 19
  Female 82
Marital status
  Unmarried 11
  Married 82
  Widower 4
  Divorced/Separate 4
Health condition self-evaluation
  Very good/Good 10
  Nor good neither bad 25
  Bad/Very bad 65
Living condition
  With the cared for 51
  With spouse, cared for and children 14
  With cared for and migrant care worker 4
  With spouse, cared for and migrant care worker 2
Household proximity from the older person
  Same apartment 51
  In the same building but in different apartments 15
  At walking distance 10
  At 10 min by car bus or train 16
  At 30 min by car bus or train 8
Educational level
  None 3
  Primary School 13
  Secondary School 36
  High School 36
  Bachelor degree 12
Employment
  Full-time employed 26
  Part-time employed 13
  Retired 43
  Unemployed 7
  Housewife 11
Caregiving activities (from 3 times a week to every day)
  Emotional, psychological and social support 89
  Physical help 79
  Medicine administration 78
  Housework 77
  Personal hygiene 76
Frequency of caregiving activities related to the continence management
  Rarely/never 20
  Once/twice a week at least 80
Care recipients’ characteristics
Age (years) 83.6 (9.35)
Gender
  Male 42
  Female 59
Number of pads per day
   < 2 10
  3–5 60
   > 5 31
IADL lost
   < =9 45
  10 56
Chronic diseases
  No 6
  Yes 95
  1. Data are mean (SD) or number of cases