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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample with valid data on carer status

From: Psychological distress among carers and the moderating effects of social support

VariableMean (SD) /PercentN
Age in years (SD)62.73 (11.18)267,041
Female (%)53.60%143,147
Partnered (%)74.69%199,450
Health Status
 Poor2.12%5663
 Fair11.58%30,926
 Good32.59%87,017
 Very Good35.61%95,090
 Excellent14.57%38,915
Income
 Less than $50001.57%4185
 $5000 - $99994.03%10,749
 $10,000 - $19,99914.09%37,614
 $20,000 - $29,9999.58%25,581
 $30,000 - $39,9997.91%21,111
 $40,000 - $49,9997.22%19,270
 $50,000 - $69,99910.43%27,864
 $70,000 or more23.52%62,807
Perceived Social Support (%)89.56%239,168
Carer Status
 Full-time Carer Status (%)4.23%11,283
 Part-time Carer Status (%)7.13%19,048
K10 scores
 Low/no psychological distress (10–15)65.68%175,383
 Moderate psychological distress (16–21)13.34%35,617
 High psychological distress (22–29)4.43%11,840
 Very high psychological distress (30–50)1.75%4663
  1. Notes. Partnered, binary variable created to indicate being in a relationship; K10, Kessler-10 Psychological Distress Scale