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Table 1 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of 254 study participants (next of kin to older persons in nursing homes)

From: Psychometric properties of the WHOQOL-BREF among next of kin to older persons in nursing homes

Age, mean (SD) 64 (9.7)
Gender, n (%)
 Men 63 (25)
 Women 191 (75)
Civil status, n (%)
 Married/cohabiting 205 (81)
 Divorced/single/living alone 42 (17)
 Widow/widower 6 (2)
Relation, n (%)
 Wife 38 (15)
 Child 192 (77)
 Sibling 4 (2)
 Grandchild 1 (1)
 Friend 1 (1)
 Other 10 (4)
Highest educational level, n (%)
 Compulsory school 51 (20)
 Upper secondary school 62 (25)
 Vocational qualification 41 (16)
 University degree or equivalent 97 (39)
Employed, n (%)
 No 104 (41)
 Yes, part time 55 (22)
 Yes, full time 36 (37)
Visits to nursing home, n (%)
 A couple of times per year 2 (1)
 Once a month or more 58 (23)
 Once a week or more 167 (67)
 Every day 21 (9)