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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the living situation per care-network type

From: Who provides care in the last year of life? A description of care networks of community-dwelling older adults in the Netherlands

  Total sample Partner network (n = 28) Mixed network (n = 37) Privately paid network (n = 22) Professional network (n = 59)
Characteristic M (SD)     
Total average hours of care a (informal/formal) (1–177) 13.5 (31.6) 29.9 (52.5) 16.4 (38.1) 3 (1.7) 7.8 (9.9)
Received informal care with personal care
 Partner (%) 9.6 46.4 2.7 0 0
 Hours of care from partner (0–168) 2.6 (19.6) 13.8 (43.7) 0 0 0
 Child (%) 2.7 0 10.8 0 0
 Hours of care from child (0–30) 0.3 (2.7) 0 1.2 (5.4) 0 0
 Other family (%) 2.7 0 5.4 0 3.4
 Hours of care from family (0–21) 0.2 (1.7) 0 0.1 (0.4) 0 0.4 (2.7)
 Other non-kin (%) 0 0 0 0 0
 Hours of care from non-kin (0) 0 0 0 0 0
Received informal care with household tasks
 Partner (%) 15.8 78.6 2.7 0 0
 Hours of care from partner (0–168) 2.8 (15) 14.3 (32.3) 0.2 (1.2) 0 0.1 (0.5)
 Child (%) 19.9 10.7 70.3 0 0
 Hours of care from child (0–168) 1.7 (14) 0.3 (0.8) 6.6 (27.4) 0 0
 Other family (%) 7.5 0 21.6 0 5.1
 Hours of care from family (0–168) 1.4 (14) 0 4.8 (27.6) 0 0.5 (2.8)
 Other non-family (%) 4.1 0 16.2 0 0
 Hours of care from non-family (0–1) 0 (0.2) 0 0.2 (0.4) 0 0
Received professional care with personal care
 Professional home care (%) 31.5 14.3 27 0 54.2
 Hours of professional home care (0–42) 2.1 (6.2) 0.5 (1.7) 1.7 (4.7) 0 4 (8.5)
 Privately paid care (%) 0 0 0 0 0
 Hours of privately paid care (0) 0 0 0 0 0
Received professional care with household tasks
 Professional home care (%) 45.9 21.4 29.7 0 84.7
 Hours of professional home care (0–6) 1.3 (1.8) 0.5 (1.2) 0.7 (1.5) 0 2.6 (2)
 Privately paid care (%) 27.4 17.9 21.6 100 8.5
 Hours of privately paid care (0–7) 0.9 (1.7) 0.5 (1.2) 0.8 (1.7) 3 (1.7) 0.3 (1.2)
  1. Notes: Standard deviations are given in parentheses. a Hours of care per week