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Table 2 Use of professional support related to informal caregivers' needs for additional professional support (Number (%)).

From: Informal caregivers of persons with dementia, their use of and needs for specific professional support: a survey of the National Dementia Programme

Use of professional support and extent of informal caregivers' needs Living at home
n = 631
Living in a nursing home or home for the elderly
n = 299
Totalb
N = 984
Use of professional support    
No use of professional support 63 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 73 (7.4) b
Use of professional support 568 (90.0) 299 (100.0) 911 (92.6)
Total 631 (100.0) 299 (100.0) 984 (100.0)
Needs for additional professional support    
No needs for additional professional support 169 (26.8) 132 (44.1) 321 (32.6)
One or more needs for additional professional support 462 (73.2) 167 (55.9) 663 (67.4)
Total 631 (100.0) 299 (100.0) 984 (100.0)
  1. b. The total number of each subgroup does not add up to the total: under "total" we added the answers of caregivers who completed the questionnaire, but could not be classified because of the missing of information about the caregiving situation.
  2. Note: N = 984 Informal caregiver mean number of additional professional support needs 4.9, SD was 6.6. and the range was 0-55.