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Table 2 Description of the family caregivers (n = 379) and the patient’s extended social network

From: Informal and formal care among persons with dementia immediately before nursing home admission

Family caregiver’s relation to patient, n (%)
-  spouse 81 (21.4)
-  child 255 (67.3)
-  others 43 (11.3)
Age, mean (SD)
-  spouse-carers 77.7 (7.6)
-  child-carers 57.4 (8.9)
 Gender, n (%) female 228 (60.2)
 Co-resident, n (%) yes 105 (26.6)
 Employed, n (%) yes 194 (54.2)
 Hours worked per week if in paid work, mean (SD) 34.9 (10.3)
 Carers that lost working hours due to care tasks, n (%) 60 (30.8)
 Mean hours lost per week, if reporting lost hours (SD) 11.2 (9.6)
 Care benefit as part of paid work, n (%) yes 8 (4.0)
 Mean hours care benefit per week, if receiving care benefit, mean (SD) 7.6 (5.6)
Number of additional care providers, n (%)
-  0 183 (46.3)
-  1 172 (43.5)
-  2 28 (7.1)
-  3 12 (3.7)
Additional care providers’ relation to patients, n (%)
-  family 154 (72.6)
-  relatives 29 (13.7)
-  friends 15 (7.1)
-  neighbours 22 (10.4)
-  others 44 (20.8)
  1. SD Standard Deviation