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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of caregivers

From: Caregiving, care burden and awareness of caregivers and patients with dementia in Asian locations: a secondary analysis

  Total
(n = 524)
South Korea
(n = 259)
China
(n = 101)
Taiwan
(n = 73)
Singapore (n = 52) Philippines (n = 23) Hong Kong (n = 10) Thailand (n = 6) p-value
Age, years 59.17 ± 15.35 (n = 514) 60.09 ± 14.76 (n = 254) 61.64 ± 16.64 (n = 99) 57.44 ± 13.90 (n = 70) 54.21 ± 12.51 46.30 ± 14.23 80.20 ± 6.88 56.67 ± 19.59 < 0.001
Sex (male:female) 203:321 82:177 54:47 38:35 20:32 4:19 4:6 1:5 < 0.001
Married 467/521 237/258 97/99 10/63 41/52 17/23 10/10 2/6 < 0.001
Duration of education, years 11.58 ± 5.20 (n = 505) 10.72 ± 5.38 (n = 247) 12.14 ± 3.87 (n = 97) 13.15 ± 5.30 13.02 ± 4.22 15.17 ± 2.87 3.00 ± 4.55 3.00 ± 1.73 (n = 3) < 0.001
Employed 232/512 108/256 36/93 33/73 35/51 15/23 1/10 4/6 0.001
Caregiver relationship to the patient          0.005
 Spouse 184 105 34 24 12 4 4 1  
 Daughter-in-law 38 25 6 4 2 0 1 0  
 Son 112 45 26 23 13 3 1 1  
 Daughter 153 71 28 18 21 9 3 3  
 Son-in-law 4 2 0 1 0 0 1 0  
 Other 30 10 5 3 4 7 0 1  
Caregiver and patient cohabiting 324/521 148/258 66/99 52/73 31/52 19/23 5/10 3/6 0.069
  1. Data are presented as n or mean ± standard deviation
  2. Caregiver relationship to the patient was provided by only 258 caregivers in South Korea and 99 caregivers in China