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Table 1 Characteristics of patient and caregiver dyads

From: Agreement between older adult patient and caregiver proxy symptom reports

Characteristic Patients (n = 188) Caregivers (n = 188)
Age, mean (SD); 75.3 (7.0) 59.3 (12.9)
Age categories, No. (%)
 < 50 0 (0.0) 44 (23.9)
50–64 0 (0.0) 69 (37.5)
65–74 97 (52.7) 54 (29.4)
 >  = 75 87 (47.3) 17 (9.2)
Female sex, No. (%) 130 (69.2) 140 (74.5)
Race, No. (%)
White 93 (49.5) 94 (50.0)
Black 89 (47.3) 90 (47.9)
Other 6 (3.2) 4 (2.1)
Highest level of education, No. (%)
< High school graduate 65 (34.6) 29 (15.4)
High school graduate 45 (23.9) 63 (33.5)
Some college or higher 78 (41.5) 96 (51.1)
Total household income, past year, No. (%)
 < $15,000 77 (41.0) 54 (28.7)
$15,000-$30,000 49 (26.1) 51 (27.1)
 > $30,000 51 (27.1) 68 (36.2)
Unknown 11 (5.9) 15 (8.0)
Marital status, No. (%)
Married/living together 72 (38.3) 102 (54.3)
Widowed 67 (35.6) 12 (6.4)
Divorced/separated 35 (18.6) 36 (19.2)
Never married 13 (6.9) 38 (20.2)
Unknown 1 (0.5) 0 (0.0)
Relationship to Patient, No. (%)
Spouse or partner   70 (37.2)
Child   79 (42.0)
Sibling   15 (8.0)
Grandchild   4 (2.1)
Parent   2 (1.1)
Other   18 (9.6)