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Table 1 Crosstabulation: Interviewees * Ill person

From: Young carers in Germany: to live on as normal as possible – a grounded theory study

   Ill person
   Mother Father Grand-mother Sibling Parent + Grand-parent Total
Interview with ill parent in the family yes 16 5 1 0 1 23°
  no 7 2 0 0 0 9
  Total 23 7 1 2 1 32/34*
Interview with healthy parent in the family does not exist 10 1 1 0 0 12
  yes 10 6 0 2 0 18°
  no 3 0 0 0 0 3
  Total 23 7 1 2 1 34
Interviews with daughters 16 7 0 1 1 25
Interviews with sons total 11 3 1 1 0 16
total 27 10 1 2 1 41°
  1. * the total number of families is 34, missing 2: in two families the chronically ill person was a child
  2. ° marks the total number of n = 82 interviews carried out