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Table 1 Study 1: Participants’ characteristics (N = 662)

From: Patterns of informal family care during acute hospitalization of older adults from different ethno-cultural groups in Israel

  “Jews” (N = 420) “Arabs” (N = 40) “FSU immigrants” (N = 202) Total
M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Age 78.5 (5.7) 75.3 (4.9) 77.8 (5.7) 78.1 (5.7)
Gender: Male N(%) 225 (53.6%) 33 (82.5%) 82 (40.6%) 340 (51.4%)
Family status: Married N(%) 229 (54.5%) 34 (85%) 99 (49.0%) 362 (54.7%)
Number of children 2.9 (1.8) 6.7 (3.2) 1.8 (1.2) 2.8 (2.1)
Cognitive status: SPMSQ (0–10) 8.6 (1.4) 8.4 (1.8) 8.9 (1.5) 8.7 (1.5)
Functional status 2 weeks before hospitalization: MBI (0–100) 90.4 (17.1) 89.5 (17.2) 94.8 (9.9) 91.7 (15.4)
Anxiety: SAST (10–40) 17.2 (4.8) 17.3 (4.7) 18 (4.9) 19.1 (5.3)
Depression: Short Zung IDS (25–100) 20.9 (6.2) 22.1 (6.5) 20.6 (6) 52.3 (15.3)
Economic status (1–5) 3.3 (0.9) 3 (1.1) 3 (0.9) 3.2 (1.0)
Length of stay in hospital (days) 6.3 (5.4) 7.9 (7.8) 5.8 (3.7) 6.3 (5.2)
Severity of illness: APACHE II (0–71) 11.6 (4.4) 11.7 (3.9) 10.9 (3.9) 11.4 (4.3)
Comorbidity score: Charlson (0–22) 2.9 (1.8) 6.7 (3.2) 1.8 (1.2) 2.5 (2.1)