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Table 1 Characteristics of informal caregivers

From: Emotional disorders among informal caregivers in the general population: target groups for prevention

  Non-caregiver ( n  = 3,544; 68.9%) Informal caregiver ( n  = 1,759; 31.1%)  
  % a % a OR b 95% CI b
Sociodemographics     
Female gender 45.0 59.6 1.84*** 1.59-2.12
Younger than 45 54.7 36.2 0.46*** 0.41-0.53
Low educational level 30.2 28.0 0.81* 0.69-0.95
Unemployed 22.7 29.5 1.06 0.89-1.26
Living without a partner 31.8 25.9 0.83 0.69-1.00
Children at home 45.7 44.0 0.99 0.87-1.13
Other characteristics     
Lack of social support 11.8 11.2 0.87 0.69-1.09
Chronic physical disorder 37.1 45.5 1.09 0.93-1.28
  1. *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001; OR: Odds Ratio; CI: Confidence Intervals.
  2. aColumn percentages.
  3. bLogistic regression models, adjusted for age and gender.