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Table 1 Characteristics of the 448 patient-caregiver dyads

From: Coping with age-related hearing loss: patient-caregiver dyad effects on quality of life

   Patients Caregivers
N (%) N (%)
Age, years M ± SD 71.4 ± 6.8 67.9 ± 11.4
m [IQR] 70 [66–77] 69 [63–76]
Gender Woman 204 (46) 276 (62)
Man 242 (54) 170 (38)
Education level <  12 years 200 (45) 196 (44)
≥ 12 years 240 (55) 247 (56)
Marital status Single 67 (15) 48 (11)
Couple 379 (85) 399 (89)
Professional status Worker 67 (15) 84 (21)
Not worker 372 (85) 360 (79)
Chronic diseasea No 223 (51) 202 (46)
Yes 214 (49) 236 (54)
Cancer No 374 (84) 428 (97)
Yes 69 (16) 72 (12)
Stroke No 425 (96) 428 (97)
Yes 18 (4) 14 (3)
Hearing severity < 35 dB HL 283 (70)  
≥35 dB HL 119 (30)  
  1. N (%) effective (percents), M ± SD mean ± standard deviation, m [IQR] median [interquartile range]
  2. aexcluding cancer