Table 4

GPs' perceptions of problems facing young carers

n = 78

n (%)


Responses to 'Are there any problems that young carers might experience?'


Education (including missed schooling and poor academic performance)

37 (47%)


Isolation

31 (40%)


Relationships with family/friends

14 (18%)


Depression

9 (12%)


Lack of support

2 (3%)


Emotional problems

8 (10%)


Inappropriate level of responsibility

7 (9%)


Finance

7 (9%)


Reduced life choices/job prospects

6 (8%)


Missed childhood

5 (6%)


No response

9 (12%)


Multiple responses

Greenwood et al. BMC Family Practice 2010 11:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2296-11-100

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