Table 1: Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of subjects.

Characteristicsn = 75

Age (years)73.3
(SD = 6.6; range 65–93)
Gender (%)
 Male20 (26.7)
 Female55 (73.3)
Marital status (%)
 Single 14 (18.7)
 Married37 (49.3)
 Common law1 (1.3)
 Widowed14 (18.7)
 Divorced8 (10.7)
 Separated1 (1.3)
Living situation (%)
 Alone12 (16.0)
 With partner38 (50.7)
 With other relatives15 (20.0)
 With others10 (13.3)
Status at interview n (%)
 Inpatient20 (26.7)
 Outpatient55 (73.3)
Psychiatric diagnosis n (%)
 Depressive disorder27 (36.0)
 Dementia22 (29.3)
 Bipolar disorder9 (12.0)
 Schizophrenia and other psychoses4 (5.3)
 Alcohol dependence4 (5.3)
 Adjustment disorder4 (5.3)
 Anxiety3 (4.0)
 No diagnosis2 (2.7)
Somatic comorbidity n (%)
 Yes74 (98.7)
 No1 (1.3)
Socioeconomic classification (Graffar) n (%)
 Class IV—low4 (5.3)
 Class V—very low71 (94.7)
Geographical area n (%)
 Urban12 (16.0)
 Suburban7 (9.3)
 Rural56 (74.7)
Has a carer? n (%)
 Yes52 (69.3)
 No23 (30.7)
Lives with carer? n (%)
( )
 Yes42 (56.0)
 No10 (13.3)
Is also a carer? n (%)
 Yes15 (20.0)
 No60 (80.0)