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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of study participants

From: Reliability and validity of the international dementia alliance schedule for the assessment and staging of care in China

  Persons with dementia (n = 277)
Gender (male/female) 98/179
Age (years), mean (SD) 73.8 (8.7)
Degree of cognitive decline
 Very mild (CDR = 0.5) 51 (18.4%)
 Mild (CDR = 1) 85 (30.7%)
 Moderate (CDR = 2) 86 (31%)
 Severe (CDR = 3) 55 (19.9%)
Marital status
 Married 214(77.3%)
 Cohabiting 2 (0.7%)
 Divorced 4 (1.4%)
 Widowed/partner deceased 57 (20.6%)
Living arrangements
 Independent, alone, no day care 10 (3.6%)
 Independent, alone, with day care 13 (4.7%)
 Independent, with others, no day care 136 (49.1%)
 Independent, with others, with day care 107 (38.6%)
 Nursing home 7 (2.5%)
 Other 4 (1.4%)
Level of education
 Fewer than 6 years of primary school 39 (14.1%)
 6 years of primary school or special education school 37 (13.4%)
 Secondary school education 80 (28.9%)
 Vocational school (more than 9 years) 6 (2.2%)
 Secondary professional education 32 (11.6%)
 University / school completed at university entrance level 80 (28.9%)
 Other 3 (1.1%)
Types of dementia
 Alzheimer’s disease 253 (91.3%)
 Frontotemporal dementia 9 (3.2%)
 Lewy body dementia 6 (2.2%)
 Parkinson’s disease with dementia 1 (0.4%)
 Cerebral amyloid angiopathy 2 (0.7%)
 Unspecified dementia 6 (2.2%)