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Table 2 Characteristics of caregivers and caring process

From: Factors associated with the burden of family caregivers of patients with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study

Variables n % 95.0% CIc
Sex
 Male 56 19.9 15.7–25.0
 Female 225 81.1 75.0–84.3
Age (years)
 ≤ 40 52 18.5 14.4–23.6
 41–60 119 42.3 36.7–48.2
 > 60 110 39.1 33.6–45.0
Education (years)
 Low 189 67.3 61.6–72.5
 Average 77 27.4 22.5–32.9
 High 15 5.3 2.3–8.6
 Marital status    
 Without partner 115 40.9 35.6–46.8
 With partner 166 59.1 53.2–64.7
Childrena
 No 21 7.5 5.0–11.2
 Yes 259 92.5 88.8–95.0
Religiona
 No 13 4.6 2.7–7.8
 Yes 267 95.4 92.2–97.3
Relationship with the patient
 Spouse 116 41.3 35.7–47.1
 Parents 41 14.6 10.9–19.2
 Other 124 44.1 38.4–50.0
Chronic disease (self-report)
 No 210 74.7 69.3–79.5
 Yes 71 25.3 20.5–30.7
Depression (self-report)
 No 258 91.8 88.0–94.5
 Yes 23 8.2 5.5–12.0
Living with patient
 No 77 27.4 22.5–32.9
 Yes 204 72.6 67.1–77.5
Physical activity
 High 78 27.8 22.8–33.3
 Average 30 10.7 7.6–14.8
 Low 173 61.6 55.8–67.1
Receiving help with care
 No 194 69.0 63.4–74.2
 Yes 87 31.0 25.8–36.6
Another family member needing care
 No 166 59.1 53.2–64.7
 Yes 115 40.9 35.3–46.8
  Mean SDd 95.0% CIc
Family income (U$$)b 615.12 312.52 576.97–652.45
Time as caregiver (years) 12.13 11.44 10.79–13.48
Contact days (per week) 6.38 1.60 6.19–6.57
  1. aMissing: 1
  2. bMissing: 7
  3. c95.0% confidence interval
  4. dStandard deviation