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Table 1 Characteristics of stroke patients and family caregivers

From: Life satisfaction two-years after stroke onset: the effects of gender, sex occupational status, memory function and quality of life among stroke patients (Newsqol) and their family caregivers (Whoqol-bref) in Luxembourg

   All stroke survivors N = 94 Stroke survivors without caregivers N = 32 Stroke survivors with caregivers N = 62 Family caregivers N = 62
Age   65.5 (14.4) 67.6 (11.3) 64.4 (15.8) 59.3 (13.7)
Life satisfaction [1;10]+ Dependent variable 7.1 (1.9) 7.1 (2.3) 7.1 (1.6) 7.2 (1.7)
Sex Women 44.7 53.1 40.3 65.6
  Men 55.3 46.9 59.7 34.4
Nationality Luxembourgish 74.5 - - -
  Other 25.5 - - -
Relationship with the patient Spouse / partner - - - 82.3
  Child / Other - - - 17.7
Educational level Under 12th grade 53.5 68.8 44.4 42.4
  12th grade and above 46.5 31.2 55.6 57.6
Occupation at the time of the stroke 1 Never employed 15.7 6.9 20.4 17.5
  Manual worker 32.5 51.7 22.2 14.0
  Employee / intermediate professional / technician 31.3 24.1 35.2 49.1
  Manager / Liberal Profession / Farmer 20.5 17.2 22.2 19.3
Current occupational status Working 15.9 9.4 19.6 35.6
  At home without activity 27.3 34.4 23.2 30.5
  In retirement 56.8 56.3 57.1 33.9
Income 2 < 36 000 € 46.4 70.4 31.0 28.9
  ≥ 36 000 € 53.6 29.6 69.0 71.1
Municipality 3 Luxembourg city 9.6 3.1 12.9 -
  Most populous municipalities 27.7 21.9 30.6 -
  Other municipalities 62.8 75.0 56.5 -
Current AHA.SOC 4 Impaired motor 35.1 37.5 33.9  
impairments functions Impaired visual 20.2 15.6 22.6  
  Impaired sensory 44.7 28.1 53.2  
  Impaired language 30.9 21.9 35.5  
  Impaired memory 31.9 18.8 38.7  
Current AHA.SOC 4 domains 0 domain impaired 28.7 40.6 22.6  
neurological impairment 1 domain impaired 20.2 25.0 17.7  
  2 domains impaired 14.9 12.5 16.1  
  more than two domains 36.2 21.9 43.5  
  1. Mean (standard deviation) or %.
  2. 1 For unemployed and retired people as well as for those in vocational training at the time of the event, the last occupational activity was recorded.
  3. 2 Income value of reference [30].
  4. 3 The most populated are the communes of more than 7500 inhabitants (10 communes) [30].
  5. 4 American Heart Association Stroke Outcome Classification: AHA.SOC [29], stroke survivor neurological impairments and residual disabilities were documented in motor, sensory, vision, affect, cognition and language functions. This follows the AHA.SOC, a validated system that synthesises stroke-related impairments in a single summary score.