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Table 2 Socio-demographic and health-related characteristics of the participants

From: Preference of caregivers on residential care homes for older persons with versus without communication problems: a discrete choice experiment

  Without communication problem With communication problem Total P value
Age group
 60–69 0 (0.0) 8 (3.5) 8 (2.8) 0.162
 70–79 9 (16.4) 18 (7.9) 27 (9.5)
 80–89 27 (49.1) 101 (44.3) 128 (45.2)
 90–99 18 (32.7) 97 (42.5) 115 (40.6)
 100+ 1 (1.8) 4 (1.8) 5 (1.8)
Sex
 Male 20 (36.4) 62 (27.2) 82 (29.0) 0.178
 Female 35 (63.6) 166 (72.8) 201 (71.0)
Marital status
 Unmarried 40 (72.7) 176 (77.2) 216 (76.3) 0.484
 Married 15 (27.3) 52 (22.8) 67 (23.7)
Activities of daily living
 No impairment 1 (1.8) 7 (3.1) 8 (2.8) 0.615
 With impairment 54 (98.2) 221 (96.9) 275 (97.2)
Cognition
 No impairment 10 (18.2) 13 (5.7) 23 (8.1) 0.002
 With impairment 45 (81.8) 215 (94.3) 260 (91.9)
Carer’s age
 Below 60 years 28 (50.9) 109 (47.8) 137 (48.4) 0.679
 60+ years 27 (49.1) 119 (52.2) 146 (51.6)
Carer’s education level
 Primary school or below 12 (21.8) 33 (14.5) 45 (15.9) 0.299
 Secondary school 10 (18.2) 50 (21.9) 60 (21.2)
 High school 17 (30.9) 95 (41.7) 112 (39.6)
 Higher education 15 (27.3) 50 (21.9) 65 (23.0)
 (missing) 1 (1.8) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.4)
Carer monthly household income
  < HK$ 15,000 30 (54.6) 142 (62.3) 172 (60.8) 0.220
 HK$ 15,000+ 19 (34.6) 60 (26.3) 79 (27.9)
 (missing) 6 (10.9) 26 (11.4) 32 (11.3)
Total 55 (100.0) 228 (100.0) 283 (100.0)