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Table 1 The demographic characteristics of participants

From: Dilemmas in caring for older adults in Zhejiang Province, China: a qualitative study

Variables N %
Communities
 Huang gu shan 4 6.25
 Ji hong 11 17.19
 Lan li 11 17.19
 Zi jin gang 38 59.38
Gender
 Male 21 32.81
 Female 43 67.19
Age
 60–69 19 29.69
 70–79 22 34.38
 Over 80 23 35.94
Educational level
 Bachelor’s degree 13 20.31
 Associate degree 8 12.50
 Senior high school 6 9.38
 Middle high school 11 17.19
 Primary school 11 17.19
 Illiterate 12 18.75
 Missing information 3 4.69
Occupation
 Cleaner 1 1.56
 Dressmaker 1 1.56
 Kitchen staff 1 1.56
 Electrician 1 1.56
 Judge 1 1.56
 Sorority director 1 1.56
 Self-employed 1 1.56
 Engineer 1 1.56
 Labourer 11 17.19
 Civil servant 8 12.50
 Administrator 1 1.56
 Accountant 1 1.56
 Teacher 11 17.19
 Policeman 1 1.56
 Farmer 18 28.13
 Pharmacist 1 1.56
 Salesperson 1 1.56
 Missing information 3 4.69