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Table 1 Demographic Characteristic

From: Understanding family caregivers’ needs to support relatives with advanced progressive disease at home: an ethnographic study in rural Portugal

 Person with Advanced DiseaseFamily Caregiver
Age, years Mean (range)84 (72–93)59 (46–78)
Gender
 Female / male8 / 29 / 1
Education
 Illiterate11
 Elementary school77
 Illiterate21
Marital status
 Single10
 Married39
 Widowed70
 Divorced01
Employment status
 Unemployed06
 Retired104
Years of caregiving mean (range)8 (1–20)8 (1–20)
Most common diseases
 Dementia/ Alzheimer80
 Oncologic disease10
 Degenerative bone disease16
 Depression03
 Heart attack and hypertension01
Barthel Scale - Level of Dependence in self-care
 High9
 Moderate1