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Table 2 Characteristics of family carers

From: “I just keep thinking that I don’t want to rely on people.” a qualitative study of how people living with dementia achieve and maintain independence at home: stakeholder perspectives

Characteristics n (%) or mean (SD)
Age 57.7 (14.3)
GenderFemale12 (54.5)
Male10 (45.5)
EthnicityWhite British9 (40.9)
Indian6 (27.3)
Bangladeshi4 (18.2)
Other3 (13.6)
Marital statusMarried/with partner13 (59.1)
Single5 (22.7)
Divorced3 (13.6)
Widowed1 (4.5)
EmploymentRetired9 (40.9)
Part time5 (22.7)
Unemployed3 (13.6)
Other3 (13.6)
Full time2 (9.1)
Relationship to person with dementiaSon/daughter11 (50)
Husband/wife/partner6 (27.3)
Niece2 (9.1)
Friend1 (4.5)
Sibling1 (4.5)
Daughter-in law1 (4.5)
Living with person with dementiaYes15 (68.2)
No7 (31.8)
Type of dementiaAlzheimer’s disease8 (36.4)
Vascular4 (18.2)
Other4 (18.2)
Not specified6 (27.3)
Length of time caring for relative1–3 years8 (36.4)
3–5 years2 (9.1)
5–10 years2 (9.1)
10+ years5 (22.7)
Not specified5 (22.7)