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Table 1 Sample Characteristics

From: Family caregiving in the community up to 8-years after onset of dementia

 Incidence N = 11582-years Post Incidence N = 5084-years Post Incidence N = 1836-years Post Incidence N = 768-years Post Incidence N = 30
Age, mean (SD), y81.4 (7.5)82.8 (7)83 (7)83.6 (7.1)84.7 (7.3)
Educational, mean (SD), y10.9 (3.6)10.7 (3.7)10.1 (3.7)9.4 (3.9)9 (3.8)
Female, n (%)694 (59.93)329 (64.76)124 (67.76)52 (68.42)15 (50)
Race, n (%)
 White928 (80.14)403 (79.33)130 (71.04)46 (60.53)17 (56.67)
 African American184 (15.89)86 (16.93)45 (24.59)27 (35.53)12 (40)
 Othera46 (3.97)19 (3.74)8 (4.37)3 (3.95)1 (3.33)
Number of functional limitations (0–10), mean (SD)3.2 (3.2)3.8 (3.2)4.7 (3.3)5.6 (3.4)4.9 (3.8)
Number of chronic conditions (0–8), mean (SD)3 (1.6)3 (1.6)3.1 (1.6)3.4 (1.4)3.9 (1.6)
Medicaid, n (%)
 Yes177 (15.3)85 (16.7)39 (21.3)21 (27.6)9 (30.0)
 No940 (81.2)407 (80.1)134 (73.2)52 (68.4)21 (70.0)
 Unknown41 (3.5)16 (3.2)10 (5.5)3 (4.0)0 (0.00)
Long-term care insurance, n (%)
 Yes98 (8.5)57 (11.2)15 (8.2)9 (11.8)2 (6.7)
 No1014 (87.6)436 (85.8)158 (86.3)63 (82.9)27 (90.0)
 Unknown46 (4.0)15 (3.0)10 (5.5)4 (5.3)1 (3.3)
Proxy respondent, n (%)420 (36.3)232 (45.7)99 (54.1)49 (64.5)16 (53.3)
Net worth, mean (SD), $377,534 (1,585,096)320,275 (809,095)255,612 (490,421)295,121 (758,520)195,305 (410,057)
Marital status, n (%)
 Married/partnered529 (45.68)215 (42.32)73 (39.89)31 (40.79)12 (40.0)
 Separated /divorced92 (7.94)37 (7.28)15 (8.2)5 (6.58)3 (10.0)
 Widowed513 (44.3)248 (48.82)91 (49.73)39 (51.32)14 (46.7)
 Never married24 (2.07)8 (1.57)4 (2.19)1 (1.32)1 (3.3)
Number of sons, mean (SD)1.7 (1.5)1.8 (1.5)1.9 (1.5)2.1 (1.5)2.3 (1.6)
Number of daughters, mean (SD)1.7 (1.6)1.7 (1.5)1.9 (1.4)2 (1.4)1.9 (1.6)
Number of married children, mean (SD)2.3 (1.8)2.3 (1.8)2.3 (1.8)2.6 (1.7)2.4 (1.5)
Number of living siblings, mean (SD)2 (2.2)2.1 (2.3)2.3 (2.4)2.6 (2.8)2.4 (2.3)
Number of grandchildren, mean (SD)6.65 (6.1)6.52 (5.7)7.63 (6.4)8.30 (6.4)7.23 (4.3)
Number of great grandchildren, mean (SD)0.23 (0.6)0.27 (0.7)0.26 (0.7)0.25 (0.5)0.23 (0.5)
No caregiver, n (%)393 (33.9)121 (24.8)35 (19.1)8 (10.5)3 (10.0)
Spouse, mean (SD)0.27 (0.4)0.28 (0.5)0.30 (0.5)0.32 (0.5)0.23 (0.4)
Adult child, mean (SD)0.53 (0.9)0.71 (1.0)0.84 (0.9)0.95 (1.0)0.93 (0.8)
Other relative, mean (SD)0.24 (0.6)0.31 (0.7)0.37 (0.7)0.47 (0.7)0.60 (0.8)
Nonrelative, mean (SD)0.06 (0.3)0.05 (0.3)0.02 (0.2)0.01 (0.1)0.10 (0.3)
Paid caregivers, mean (SD)0.21 (0.5)0.31 (0.7)0.30 (0.6)0.48 (0.8)0.37 (0.6)
  1. aOther race includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, Asian, and Pacific Islander