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Table 1 Focus group participant demographic characteristics (n = 45)

From: Building a new life: a qualitative study of how family carers deal with significant changes

Variable Mean (SD) Range
Age (years) 65.16 (10.96) 30–85
Education (years) 15.16 (3.42) 3.5–23
  N %
Sex
 Female 31 68.9
 Male 14 31.1
Marital Status
 Single 10 22.2
 Married 29 64.4
 Widowed 1 2.2
 Divorced/Separated 3 6.7
Ethnicity
 Caucasian 42 93.3
 Other 3 6.7
Primary Language
 English 43 95.5
 French 2 4.4
 Employed 14 31.1
 Not Employed 31 68.9
Relationship
 Spouse/Partners 22 48.9
 Children 18 40
Medical Conditions
 Yes 19 42.2
 No 26 57.7
Finances Met their Needs
 Completely 17 37.8
 Adequately 15 33.3
 Did not meet their needs 4 8.9
 Missing 9 20