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Table 1 Description of caregiver characteristics (n = 40) for all participants

From: A Canadian qualitative study exploring the diversity of the experience of family caregivers of older adults with multiple chronic conditions using a social location perspective

Characteristics n
Caregiver Age
 Less than 45 years 4
 46-50 3
 51-55 7
 56-60 6
 61-65 3
 66-70 4
 71-75 4
 76-80 4
 81 years and older 5
Caregiver Gender
 Female 21
 Male 19
Marital Status
 Single 9
 Married 22
 Divorced/separated 6
 Other (common-law) 3
Ethnicity
 Caucasian 31
 Black 1
 Chinese 3
 South East Asian 1
 Other 4
Level of Education
 No high school 2
 High school diploma (or GED) 9
 College, GCEP 10
 University Degree 19
Employed?
 Yes 13
 No 27
Self-employed?
 Yes 3
 No 10
What is your employment type?
 Full-time 6
 Part-time 5
 Unemployed 27
 No answer 2
What is your relationship to the care recipient?
 Husband/wife/life partner 18
 Son/daughter 18
 Parent 1
 Other 3
What is your estimated annual household income?
 Less than $39,999 15
 Greater than $40,000 19
 Prefer not to answer 6
Do your finances meet your needs?
 Totally inadequately 2
 Not very well 7
 With some difficulty 9
 Adequately 13
 Very well 4
 Completely 5
Residency/geography
 Urban 38
 Rural 2
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