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Table 1 Socio-demograhic characteristics of caregivers and IEQ overall burden: N = 121

From: Relationship of family caregiver burden with quality of care and psychopathology in a sample of Arab subjects with schizophrenia

Variables N %
Age range (yrs): 17 - 3 0 35 28.9
31-40 31 25.6
41-75 55 45.5
Mean(SD): 39.75(12.6); Median: 39; Mode: 38   
Sex: Men 80 66.1
Women 41 33.9
Marital status: Single 23 19.0
Married 85 70.2
Divorced 13 10.7
Living arrangements: Patient lives with spouse/own children 74 61.2
Patient lives with parents/siblings 41 33.9
Patient lives with other relatives: uncle/aunt/cousin 6 5.0
Relationship of caregiver with patient: Parent 20 16.5
Patient's own child 22 18.2
Sibling 59 48.8
Spouse 9 7.4
Other relatives 11 9.1
Number of family members living in same household: < 6 37 30.6
6 - 9 60 49.6
>/= 10 24 19.8
Family monthly income: < KD 250 (USD 850.00) 15 12.4
KD 250 - 499 33 27.3
KD 500 - 999 55 45.5
>/= 1000.00 (USD 3400.00) 18 14.9
Average weekly telephone/personal contact: 1 - 4 hrs 23 19.0
5 - 8 hrs 13 10.7
9 - 16 hrs 16 13.2
17 - 32 hrs 15 12.4
> 32 hrs 54 44.6
IEQ43: Global subjective burden: Is relative's problem a burden   
past 4 wks?: No burden at all 8 6.6
A slight burden 24 19.8
A fairly heavy burden 34 28.1
A heavy burden 32 26.4
A very heavy burden 23 19.0