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Table 2 Patient characteristics and perceptions a

From: Development and preliminary evaluation of a quality of life measure targeted at dementia caregivers

  N (%)
Patient Characteristics  
Age (mean, SD) (n = 198) 80.2 (10)
Gender (n = 198)  
   Male 86 (43)
   Female 112 (57)
Ethnicity (n = 196)  
   White 140 (71)
   African American 14 (7)
   Asian 14 (7)
   Hispanic 27 (14)
   Other 1 (1)
Marital Status (n = 198)  
   Married 104 (53)
   Never Married 10 (5)
   Separated 1 (1)
   Divorced 18 (9)
   Widowed 65 (33)
Education (n = 194)  
   8th grade of less 17 (9)
   Some high school 8 (4)
   High school grad 58 (30)
   Some college 40 (21)
   4-year degree 41 (21)
   More than 4-year degree 30 (16)
Dementia Severity (n = 144)  
   Mild 25 (17)
   Intermediate 86 (60)
   Advanced 33 (23)
  1. a Dementia severity was only collected during the telephone interview of the later group of 149 caregiver enrollees. Patient age, gender, ethnicity, martial status and education were obtained from the Alzheimer's Disease registry database for the initial set of 51 caregivers (when available) and during the telephone interview for the later group of 149 caregivers.