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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of PLS and comparison between PLS cared for by spouses and parents

From: A cross-sectional study on spouse and parent differences in caregiving experiences of people living with schizophrenia in rural China

VariablesKinship types N (%)/ Median (IQR)Z/χ2P*
TotalCared by Spouses (n = 113)Cared by Parents(n = 151)
Functioning (GAF)Median (IQR)42 (5–90)55 (11–85)35 (5–85)3.952< 0.001
AgeMedian (IQR)44 (23–72)53 (35–72)38 (23–53)10.422< 0.001
GenderMale138 (52.27)33 (29.20)105 (69.54)  
Female126 (47.73)80 (70.80)46 (30.46)42.143< 0.001
MarriageMarried115 (43.56)113 (100)115 (76.16)  
Not married149 (56.44)0 (0)36 (23.84)152.481< 0.001
EmploymentEmployed41 (15.53)14 (12.39)27 (17.88)  
Not employed223 (84.47)99 (87.61)124 (82.12)1.4860.223
EducationPrimary116 (43.94)65 (57.52)51 (33.77)  
Middle99 (37.50)31 (27.43)68 (45.03)  
High49 (18.56)17 (15.04)32 (21.19)14.950< 0.001
  1. GAF Global Assessment of Function scale *numbers in bold represents significant values at P = 0.05/0.01