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Table 2 Carer support for care-recipient in ten domains of care. (N = 330)

From: A comparison of spouse and non-spouse carers of people with dementia: a descriptive analysis of Swedish national survey data

  No need of care I care alone I care with help from others Others provide all care p χ2
Household tasks, %      < 0.001 56.02
 Spouse carers 14.1 49.3 33.8 2.8   
 Non-spouse carers 22.6 10.5 49.0 18.0   
Practical activities, %      < 0.001 47.41
 Spouse carers 5.6 57.7 35.2 1.4   
 Non-spouse carers 9.4 17.1 66.9 6.5   
Physical activity, %      < 0.001 35.16
 Spouse carers 14.3 44.3 40.0 1.4   
 Non-spouse carers 17.6 14.3 50.0 18.0   
Contact with services, %      < 0.001 27.61
 Spouse carers 7.1 51.4 38.6 2.9   
 Non-spouse carers 6.7 20.9 59.4 13.0   
Financial support, %      < 0.001 59.11
 Spouse carers 49.3 39.1 11.6 0.0   
 Non-spouse carers 70.6 5.3 14.3 9.8   
Personal care, %      < 0.001 63.80
 Spouse carers 40.8 31.0 23.9 4.2   
 Non-spouse carers 33.3 3.3 30.1 33.3   
Medications and treatments, %      < 0.001 56.91
 Spouse carers 10.0 45.7 24.3 20.0   
 Non-spouse carers 13.6 9.1 22.6 54.7   
Supervision, %      < 0.001 68.43
 Spouse carers 2.9 50.7 37.7 8.7   
 Non-spouse carers 6.5 8.1 74.4 11.0   
Social relationships, %      < 0.001 21.94
 Spouse carers 13.0 27.5 59.4 0.0   
 Non-spouse carers 6.9 8.9 81.7 2.4   
Cultural activities, %      < 0.001 34.01
 Spouse carers 26.5 39.7 32.4 1.5   
 Non-spouse carers 27.5 11.9 42.8 17.8   
  1. Note: For analyses in this table n varies between 304–317 due to internal missing data; dfs for all analyses = 3