Table 1

Baseline characteristics of analytical sample (n=1352)

VariableMeanRange
Age8167–104
Living children3.50–20
Self-rated health3 (fair)1–5 (poor-excellent)
Cognitive score90–10 (higher more intact)
Household income$38 390$0–$726 768
Education in years11.390–17
LTC insurance11%
Married63%
Female61%
White race82%
ADLs at baseline00
ADLs at onset of caregiving need21–6
  • ADL, activities of daily living; LTC, long-term care.