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Table 1 cross tabulation - respondents to the South Australian Health Omnibus who had someone close to them die from an 'expected' death in the 5 years before responding (n = 1504; weighted data).

From: Caregivers' perceived adequacy of support in end-stage lung disease: results of a population survey

Respondents who had someone close to them die from an expected death in the 5 years before responding who provided care for someone with ...
  ...end-stage respiratory disease ... a diagnosis other than end-stage respiratory disease
Caregivers (respondents)
   Factors that do not change as caring is relinquished
  Factor Fraction^ % Fraction^ % p value##
  Gender - male 55/145 37.9 501/1358 36.9 0.806
  Age of respondent - 65+ 31/145 21.4 275/1359 20.2 0.745
  Educational attainment - beyond school 70/146 47.9 730/1358 53.8 0.181
  Country of birth - non-English speaking 8/146 5.5 147/1358 10.8 0.044#
  Relationship to the deceased - spouse 20/145 13.8 172/1358 12.7 0.699
   Factors that may change as caring is relinquished
  Household income ≤AU$60, 000#### 92/128 71.9 777/1180 65.8 0.170
  Current work status - full or part time* 61/122 50.0 638/1157 55.1 0.278
  Region of residence - metropolitan 86/145 59.3 918/1358 67.6 0.044
  SEIFA index -lowest 60% 73/146 50.0 600/1358 44.2 0.179
   Caring characteristics
  Level of care - day-to-day 65/145 44.8 603/1358 44.4 0.922
  Length of care - ≤ 1 year ### 52/101 51.5 518/919 56.4 0.348
  Had enough support ### 33/128 25.8 326/1152 28.3 0.548
   Post-care factors
  Time since death. ≤ 2 years 84/144 58.3 768/1351 56.8 0.732
  Moving on with life - able to move on 110/146 75.3 1089/1345 81.0 0.104
  Would care again - yes 28/30 93.3 271/290 93.4 0.981
  Sought help for grief or wished they had - yes** 22/69 31.9 215/551 39.0 0.250
The deceased
  Age of the deceased > 65*** 63/68 92.6 391/554 70.6 0.000
  Comfortable or very comfortable in the last 2 weeks of life* 18/45 40.0 147/352 41.8 0.821
  Place of death - institution (hospital or hospice)** 50/69 72.5 375/553 67.8 0.434
Service factors
  Palliative care service use - yes 56/146 38.4 841/1358 61.9 0.000
  1. # Fisher's exact test
  2. ## Using a Bonferroni correction, a significant p value is 0.0025
  3. ### only asked of caregivers
  4. Changes in the denominator reflect years in which the specific question was not asked (* not asked in 2006; ** only asked in 2005, 2006; *** only asked in 2006, 2007) and non-responders where data have not been imputed####
  5. ^ Numerators and denominators may also vary +/- 1 due to rounding of weighted data