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Table 2 Demographics of the Web-based survey participants

From: Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on Caregiver Questionnaire: internal consistency, convergent validity, and test-retest reliability of a new measure for assessing caregiver burden

Type of characteristics Baseline web-based survey (N = 200) Re-test web-based survey (N = 50)
Age n % n %
 18–29 years 22 11.0% 6 12.0%
 30–49 years 79 39.5% 22 44.0%
 50–69 years 94 47.0% 21 42.0%
 ≥ 70 years 5 2.5% 1 2.0%
Gender     
 Male 80 40.0% 19 38.0%
 Female 120 60.0% 31 62.0%
Race     
 White 169 84.5% 42 84.0%
 Black/African American 14 7.0% 4 8.0%
 Asian 9 4.5% 4 8.0%
 American Indian/Alaskan Native 2 1.0% 0 0.0%
 Other 6 3.0% 0 0.0%
History being an AD caregiver     
 < 6 months 20 10.0% 2 4.0%
 6–12 months 45 22.5% 6 12.0%
 13–24 months 51 25.5% 14 28.0%
 > 2 years 84 42.0% 28 56.0%
Employment status     
 Full-time homemaker 16 8.0% 4 8.0%
 Employed full time (≥30 hours per week) 85 42.5% 26 52.0%
 Employed part time because of caregiving responsibilities (<30 hours per week) 26 13.0% 9 18.0%
 Employed part time not because of caregiving responsibilities (<30 hours per week) 11 5.5% 5 10.0%
 Unemployed because of caregiving responsibilities 17 8.5% 4 8.0%
 Unemployed not because of caregiving responsibilities 11 5.5% 0 0.0%
 Volunteer/Student 4 2.0% 0 0.0%
 Retired 26 13.0% 1 2.0%
 Other 4 2.0% 1 2.0%
Days per month missed from work due to caregiving duties     
 0–5 days 82 67.2% 22 44.0%
 6–10 days 28 22.9% 16 32.0%
 11–15 days 8 6.6% 1 2.0%
 16–20 days 1 0.8% 1 2.0%
 21–24 days 3 2.5% 0 0.0%
  1. Abbreviation: AD, Alzheimer’s disease.