The prevalence of informal caregiving to persons with AIDS in the United States : caregiver characteristics and their implications.
Based on U.S. national (N=2673) and central cities (N=8263) probability samples, this paper:
(1) presents estimates of the proportion of the United States population that has provided informal care to persons with AIDS;
(2) identifies socio-demographic characteristics of « typical » AIDS caregivers in the U.S.;
and (3) discusses social, economic and health-related implications of informal caregiving to persons with AIDS.
Results indicate that 5.0% of all adults age 18-75 living within central cities and 3.2% of the entire adult U.S. population have provided care to a friend, relative or lover with AIDS.
Although caregivers are distributed throughout different age and ethnic groups, the majority of caregivers are younger (<40 years) and white.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Aide thérapeutique, A domicile, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Statut socioéconomique, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Therapeutic assistance, At home, Family environment, Social environment, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Socioeconomic status, Human, United States, North America, America, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Cote : 94-0345684
Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.