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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of Spanish-Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale (DKAS-S) responders

From: Spanish-dementia knowledge assessment scale (DKAS-S): psychometric properties and validation

  Total Students Professionals caregivers Non-professional caregivers Non-professional caregivers early AD
n = 846 n = 233 n = 270 n = 311 N = 32
Female (%) 77.6% 82.8% 86.3% 69.0% 50.0%
Mean age (SD) 43.9 (17.0) 26.3 (9.2) 42.5 (11.7) 56.3 (13.1) 61.9 (10.9)
Highest education level
Elementary school (%) 10.8% 0.0% 1.5% 24.7% 25.0%
High school (%) 36.4% 49.3% 23.0% 38.8% 34.4%
University degree (%) 31.9% 19.3% 43.3% 30.8% 37.5%
Higher university degree (%) 20.9% 31.4% 32.2% 5.7% 3.1%
Occupation
Not working / retired 14.2% 6.9% 0.4% 29.4% 37.5%
Studying 15.2% 54.9% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Health work 41.7% 26.6% 97.4% 7.8% 9.4%
Unrelated health work 28.9% 11.6% 2.2% 62.8% 53.1%
Contact with dementia people
No 35.6% 50.4% 23.3%   
Family 39.8% 28.0% 41.1%   
Other 24.6% 21.6% 35.6%   
Family history of cognitive impairment
Yes 42.1% 41.2% 48.5% 36.7% 46.9%
Relationship with the patient
Partner 35.9%    18.5% 81.3%
Sons 47.2%    60.1% 12.5%
Brothers 2.2%    2.6% 3.1%
Other 14.66%    18.84% 3.1%