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Table 1 Family caregiver and person with dementia descriptive demographics in the whole sample (n = 583)

From: Sense of coherence in family caregivers of people living with dementia: a mixed-methods psychometric evaluation

Family caregiver demographics Total
 Gender n (%)
  Female 468 (80.3)
  Male 114 (19.7)
 Age M (SD) 59.5 (12.3)
 Range 18–89
 Marital status n (%)
  Single 81 (14.1)
  Married 397 (68.9)
  Separated 13 (2.3)
  Divorced 42 (7.3)
  Widow/widower 13 (2.3)
  Other 28 (4.9)
  Prefer not to say 2 (0.3)
 Ethnicity n (%)
  White British/ Irish 543 (94.2)
  Mixed British 4 (0.7)
  Indian/British Indian 4 (0.7)
  Black Caribbean/African 4 (0.7)
  Other 19 (3.7)
 Highest completed level of education n (%)
  Primary education or less 3 (0.5)
  Secondary education 136 (23.7)
  Further education 409 (71.3)
  Other general education 20 (3.5)
  Prefer not to say 6 (1)
 Relationship to person with Dementia n (%)
  Spouse/partner 173 (30.1)
  Son/daughter 338 (58.9)
  Other 63 (11)
 Cohabiting n (%)
  Yes 245 (42.7)
  No 329 (57.3)
 Receiving additional support n (%) (n = 572)
  Yes 390 (68.2)
  No 182 (31.8)
Person with dementia demographics
 Gender n (%)
  Female 369 (63.4)
  Male 213 (36.6)
 Age M (SD) 80 (9.5)
 Range 39–99
 Marital status n (%)
  Single 17 (3)
  Married 287 (50.3)
  Separated 10 (1.8)
  Divorced 25 (4.4)
  Widow/widower 227 (39.8)
  Other 5 (0.9)
  Prefer not to say
 Ethnicity n (%)
  White British/ Irish 541 (95.2)
  Mixed British
  Indian/British Indian 5 (0.9)
  Black Caribbean/African 5 (0.9)
  Other 4 (0.7)
 Highest completed level of education n (%)
  Primary education or less 30 (5.3)
  Secondary education 313 (55.2)
  Further education 163 (27.9)
  Other general education 28 (4.9)
  Prefer not to say/not known 33 (5.9)
 Dementia diagnosis n (%)
  Alzheimer’s Disease 288 (50.5)
  Vascular 108 (18.9)
  Dementia with Lewy 19 (3.3)
  Bodies 22 (3.9)
  Fronto-temporal 133 (23.3)