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Table 2 Sociodemographic Characteristics of the Family Caregivers and Children

From: Factors associated with anxiety in family caregivers of children with chronic diseases

Variables Caregivers Variables Children
M (SD) n (%) M (SD) n (%)
Sex Sex
 Female   367 (83) Female   214 (48)
 Male 79 (17) Male 232 (52)
 Age 32.23 (8.65)   Age (months) 32.21 (128.81)  
Marital status Months of hospitalization 1.71 (1.22)
 Married   179 (40.1)  
 Cohabiting 167 (37.4)
 Separated 40 (9)
 Single mother 34 (7.6)
 Divorced 13 (2.9)
 Widowed 6 (1.3)
 Other 7 (1.6)
Education Months since diagnosis 3.5 (2.00)
 Illiterate   15 (3.4)  
 Primary & secondary 281 (63)
 Preparatory 115 (25.8)
 University 35 (7.8)
Occupation
 Homemaker   292 (65.5)  
 Employed 60 (13.5)
 Merchant 43 (9.6)
 Unemployed 31 (7)
 Laborer 15 (3.4)
 Student 5 (1.1)
Parental role
 Mother   344 (77.1)  
 Father 75 (16.1)
 Sibling 4 (0.9)
 Other 26 (5.8)
Type of family
 Nuclear   225 (50.4)  
 Single parent 74 (16.6)
 Seminuclear 68 (15.2)
 Extended 46 (10.3)
 Other 33 (7.4)
Family life cycle
 Small children   146 (32.73)  
 School-age children 264 (59.2)
 Adult children 35 (7.84)
Support network
 Family   371 (83.2)  
 Institutions 50 (11.2)
 Government 15 (3.4)
 Friends 8 (1.8)
 Incomea 1.62 (0.93)  
 0–3   432 (96.86)
 4–7 13 (2.91)
 More than 8 1 (0.22)
  1. Note. N = 446. M = arithmetic mean, SD = standard deviation, n = simple absolute frequency, and % = percentage
  2. a Monthly income is approximately 141 US dollars)