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Table 2 Characteristics of the people with dementia

From: The effect of a multimodal comprehensive care methodology for family caregivers of people with dementia

  Total (n = 148) Data available (n = 101) Lost to follow upa (n = 47) Pb
Age, n (%)
 65–74 years 28 (18.9) 18 (17.8) 10 (21.3) 0.06
 75–84 years 51 (34.5) 36 (35.6) 15 (31.9) 0.5
  ≥ 85 years 69 (46.6) 47 (46.5) 22 (46.8) 0.29
Women, n (%) 102 (68.9) 68 (67.3) 34 (72.3) 0.57
Aetiology of dementia, n (%)
 Alzheimer’s disease 63 (42.6) 42 (41.6) 21 (44.7) 0.73
 Lewy body dementia 9 (6.1) 8 (7.9) 1 (2.1) 0.27
 Vascular dementia 10 (6.8) 9 (8.9) 1 (2.1) 0.17
 Other type of dementia 4 (2.7) 2 (2.0) 2 (4.3) 0.59
 Dementia with undetermined aetiology 62 (41.9) 40 (39.6) 22 (44.7) 0.48
Support need level, n (%)
 Level 1 9 (6.1) 7 (6.9) 2 (4.3) 0.71
 Level 2 5 (3.4) 2 (2.0) 3 (6.4) 0.32
Care need level, n (%)
 Level 1 40 (27.0) 28 (27.7) 12 (25.5) 0.84
 Level 2 21 (14.2) 11 (11.0) 10 (21.3) 0.13
 Level 3 33 (22.3) 23 (22.8) 10 (21.3) 1.0
 Level 4 16 (10.8) 15 (14.9) 1 (2.1) 0.02
 Level 5 9 (6.1) 8 (7.9) 1 (2.1) 0.27
Medication, n (%) 59 (39.9) 37 (36.6) 22 (46.8) 0.28
  1. a Lost to follow up: 26 patients were excluded due to non-response, 19 patients were excluded due to missing Behave-AD data, 1 patient was excluded due to hospital admission and 1 patient was excluded due to death
  2. b The Mann-Whitney U test and Fisher’s exact test were used to compare the available data and the data of those lost to follow up. The threshold for statistical significance was set at p < 0.05