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Table 1 Sample responses and estimated sample characteristics

From: Time to care? Health of informal older carers and time spent on health related activities: an Australian survey

  Diabetes sub-sample Lung sub-sample NSA subsample
  Carer with chronic condition Not a carer with chronic condition Carer with chronic condition Not a carer with chronic condition Carer with chronic condition Not a carer with chronic condition Carer with no chronic condition Not a carer with no chronic condition
Sample* 55 368 117 559 130 1,107 12 183
Estimated population structure
% Male 47.3% 57.4% 52.4% 39.4% 35.6% 40.2% 35.0% 41.4%
% aged <60 years 19.4% 26.1% 9.8% 11.7% 26.3% 25.6% 45.6% 33.3%
% aged 60–69 years 30.6% 36.5% 33.1% 34.6% 43.4% 49.3% 50.1% 54.6%
% aged 70 years or older 50.0% 37.4% 57.1% 53.7% 30.4% 25.1% 4.3% 12.1%
% caring for parent 34.1%   16.8%   21.3%   31.4%  
% caring for partner 60.3%   73.6%   62.9%   52.4%  
% caring for son/daughter 1.2%   1.2%   5.9%   16.2%  
% caring for other 4.5%   8.5%   9.9%   0.0%  
  1. *Note: in theory we expected no respondents from the DBT and LNG samples without chronic conditions, but have found 4 and 5 respectively. These may be people who joined the bodies to support their family members.