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Table 3 Study 2: Participants’ characteristics (N = 387)

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

  “Jews” (N = 209) “Arabs” (N = 127) “FSU immigrants” (N = 51) Total
M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Age 78.1 (6.4) 74.7 (6.4) 78.1 (6.2) 75.4 (7.1)
Gender: Male N(%) 121 (57.9%) 86 (67.7%) 25 (49%) 232 (59.9%)
Family status: Married N(%) 119 (56.9%) 83 (65.4%) 44 (34.6%) 226 (58.4%)
Number of children 3.2 (2.1) 7.1 (3.1) 1.8 (1.1) 4.8 (3.0)
Cognitive status: SPMSQ (0–10) 8.4 (2.1) 8.2 (2.1) 8.6 (2) 9.1 (1.4)
Functional status 2 weeks before hospitalization: MBI (0–100) 88.4 (19.1) 83.6 (22.3) 91.5 (16) 89.6 (16.0)
Anxiety: HADS (0–21) 14.2 (7.1) 10.5 (7.1) 16.1 (6.6) 6.5 (4.7)
Depression: HADS (0–21) 17.8 (8.1) 13.7 (7.6) 18.7 (7.1) 9.2 (3.4)
Economic status: lower than average N(%) 167 (79.9%) 111 (87.4%) 50 (98%) 340 (84.8%)
Length of stay in hospital (days) 6.3 (5) 7.8 (11.2) 6 (4.1) 6.2 (3.7)
Severity of illness (NEWS) (0–20) 1.5 (1.7) 1.7 (1.8) 1.5 (1.7) 1.6 (1.7)
Comorbidity score: Charlson (0–22) 2.4 (2.1) 2.4 (1.8) 2.2 (2) 2.2 (1.9)