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Table 2 DYAD characteristics

From: Individual quality of life in spousal ALS patient-caregiver dyads

  Patients (n = 28) Caregivers (n = 28)
n % n %
Sex
 Male 19 67.9 9 32.1
 Female 9 32.1 19 67.9
Age (years) at first interview
 Mean 61.8   60.6  
 Standard deviation 8.8   8.4  
Relationship to the patient
 Spouse/partner 28   28  
Live with patient
 Yes   28 100
Site of onset
 Bulbar 7 25.0  
 Spinal 20 71.4  
 Respiratory 1 3.6  
Time from Diagnosis to first Interview (months)
 Mean 23.2   
 Standard deviation 28.8   
 Median 17.5   
 Range (1.5–136.2)