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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of PWD and carers

From: DEMQOL and DEMQOL-Proxy: a Rasch analysis among those diagnosed with dementia

  Subsample dementia Full sample
Characteristics n (%) n (%)
PWD
Sex
 Male 204 (46.3) 682 (47.8)
 Female 237 (53.7) 746 (52.2)
Age
  < 73 68 (15.4) 352 (24.6)
 73–78 102 (23.1) 334 (23.4)
 79–83 141 (32.0) 352 (24.6)
  > 83 130 (29.5) 390 (27.3)
Ethnicity
 White/White British 415 (94.5) 1343 (94.0)
 Other ethnicity 24 (5.5) 78 (5.5)
 Missing 2 7
Deprivation quintilesa
 1 – least deprived 125 (28.9) 349 (24.9)
 2 96 (22.2) 299 (21.4)
 3 78 (18.0) 280 (20.0)
 4 70 (16.2) 253 (18.1)
 5 – most deprived 64 (14.8) 219 (15.6)
 Missing 8 28
Number of comorbiditiesb
 0 96 (21.8) 315 (22.1)
 1 121 (27.4) 376 (26.3)
 2 107 (24.3) 332 (23.2)
 3 71 (16.1) 232 (16.2)
 4 or more 46 (10.4) 173 (12.2)
 Missing 0 6
Carers:
Sex
 Male 110 (32.2) 312 (30.5)
 Female 232 (67.8) 710 (69.5)
Age (y)
  < 57 75 (21.9) 245 (24.0)
 57–67 74 (21.6) 254 (24.9)
 68–76 90 (26.3) 272 (26.6)
  > 76 103 (30.1) 251 (24.6)
Ethnicity
 White/White British 323 (95.6) 958 (95.2)
 Other ethnicity 15 (4.4) 48 (4.8)
 Missing 4 16
Relationship
 Husband/wife/partner 214 (63.1) 615 (61.0)
 Son/daughter 94 (27.7) 295 (29.2)
 Son/daughter-in-law 11 (3.2) 25 (2.5)
 Sibling 6 (1.8) 14 (1.4)
 Other relative 6 (1.8) 28 (2.8)
 Friend 3 (0.9) 16 (1.6)
 Neighbour 3 (0.9) 7 (0.7)
 Other 2 (0.6) 9 (0.9)
 Missing 3 13
Living with relative/friend
 Yes 237 (70.3) 683 (68.0)
 No 100 (29.7) 321 (32.0)
 Missing 5 18
  1. PWD people with dementia
  2. aOn the basis of the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 score. The Index of Multiple Deprivation ranks deprivation in quintiles based on patients’ residential postcodes and is used as an indicator of socioeconomic status
  3. bSelected 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