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Table 2 Main characteristics of PwD

From: Dementia care and the role of guideline adherence in primary care: cross-sectional findings from the DemTab study

Sociodemographic characteristics n % M SD range
Age 91   80.5 6.3 63–94
Gender (female) 54 59.3    
Years of education 85   12.7 2.8 8–17
Living situation
 Alone 17 18.7    
 With spouse/partner 53 58.2    
 With another informal caregiver 6 6.6    
 In outpatient facility 15 16.5    
Care level (yes) 71 64.6    
 Care level 1 5 5.5    
 Care level 2 20 22.0    
 Care level 3 29 31.9    
 Care level 4 or 5 17 18.7    
Dementia related assessments
 Diagnostic procedure
  Current GP 16 18.4    
  Other GP 13 14.9    
  Ambulatory specialist (psychiatrist, neurologist) 48 55.2    
  Other facility 10 11.4    
 Type of dementia diagnosis
  Alzheimer’s Disease 34 37.4    
  Unspecified dementia 32 35.2    
  Vascular dementia 17 18.7    
  Other type of dementia diagnosis 7 7.7    
 MMSE score 74   18.9 7.8 0–30
 Severity of cognitive impairment
  Mild 38 51.4    
  Moderate 27 36.5    
  Severe 9 12.2    
 Intake of anti-dementia drugs (yes) 33 36.7    
QOL-AD 91   34.1 5.8 18–48
  1. N = 91, M Mean, SD Standard Deviation, MMSE Mini Mental State Examination, QOL-AD Quality of Life in Alzheimer’s Disease questionnaire