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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of PWD and carer

From: DEMQOL and DEMQOL-Proxy: a Rasch analysis

Characteristics n (%)
PWD:
Sex
 Male 682 (47.8)
 Female 746 (52.2)
Age
  < 73 352 (24.6)
 73–78 334 (23.4)
 79–83 352 (24.6)
  > 83 390 (27.3)
Ethnicity
 White/White British 1343 (94.0)
 Other ethnicity 78 (5.5)
 Missing 7
Deprivation quintilesa
 1 – least deprived 349 (24.9)
 2 299 (21.4)
 3 280 (20.0)
 4 253 (18.1)
 5 – most deprived 219 (15.6)
 Missing 28
Cognitive functionb
 MMSE score < 24 701 (58.7)
 MMSE score ≥ 24 494 (41.3)
 Missing 233
Number of comorbiditiesc
 0 315 (22.1)
 1 376 (26.3)
 2 332 (23.2)
 3 232 (16.2)
 4 or more 173 (12.2)
 Missing 6
Carer:
Sex
 Male 312 (30.5)
 Female 710 (69.5)
Age (y)
  < 57 245 (24.0)
 57–67 254 (24.9)
 68–76 272 (26.6)
  > 76 251 (24.6)
Ethnicity
 White/White British 958 (95.2)
 Other ethnicity 48 (4.8)
 Missing 16
Relationship
 Husband/wife/partner 615 (61.0)
 Son/daughter 295 (29.2)
 Son/daughter-in-law 25 (2.5)
 Sibling 14 (1.4)
 Other relative 28 (2.8)
 Friend 16 (1.6)
 Neighbour 7 (0.7)
 Other 9 (0.9)
 Missing 13
Living with relative/friend
 Yes 683 (68.0)
 No 321 (32.0)
 Missing 18
  1. aOn the basis of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 score
  2. bWhere MMSE score not available, ACE-III (≤ 82 vs. > 82), ACE-R (≤ 82 vs. > 82), MOCA (< 22 vs. ≥ 22), M-ACE (≤ 21 vs. > 21), KOLT (≤ 22 vs. > 22), or TYM (≤ 42 vs. > 42) score used based on established cut-offs for screening
  3. cSelected from the following list of chronic conditions: heart disease (e.g. angina, heart attack or heart failure), high blood pressure, problems caused by stroke, leg pain when walking due to poor circulation, lung disease (e.g. asthma, chronic bronchitis or emphysema), diabetes, kidney disease, disease of the nervous system (e.g. Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis), liver disease, cancer (within the last 5 years), depression or arthritis
  4. ACE-III Addenbrooke Cognitive Examination-III, ACE-R Addenbrooke Cognitive Examination-Revised, KOLT Kendrick Object Learning Test, M-ACE Mini Addenbrooke Cognitive Examination, MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination, MOCA Montreal Cognitive Assessment, PWD person with dementia