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Table 2 Sociodemographic characteristics of the 416 family caregivers: men and women

From: Psychosocial factors related with caregiver burden among families of children with chronic conditions

Sociodemographic variables Women (n = 340) Men (n = 76)
  Mean (SD*) No. (%) Mean (SDa) No. (%)
Age 31.05 (7.74)   34.43 (8.71)  
Marital status
 Married   260 (76.47)   70 (92.10)
 Single   80 (23.53)   6 (7.90)
Education
 Basic   213 (62.65)   48 (63.15)
 Middle   87 (25.59)   21 (27.63)
 Higher   29 (8.53)   6 (7.90)
 None   11 (3.23)   1 (1.32)
Profession
 Unpaid work (exclusively devoted to home or studies)   275 (80.88)   2 (2.63)
 Paid work   54 (15.88)   57 (75)
 Unemployed   11 (3.24)   17 (22.37)
Type of family
 Nuclear   157 (46.17)   55 (72.36)
 Semi-extended family   58 (17.05)   8 (10.52)
 Extended   37 (10.88)   6 (7.90)
 Single parent   63 (18.52)   2 (2.64)
 Other   25 (7.38)   5 (6.58)
Support networks
 Family   296 (87.05)   53 (69.73)
 Institutions/government/friends   44 (12.95)   23 (30.27)
Monthly family income
 Between USD 120 and USD 160   216 (63.53)   38 (50)
 Between USD 161 and USD 350   114 (33.53)   34 (44.73)
 Between USD 351 and USD 520   9 (2.65)   4 (5.27)
 Between USD 521 and USD 800   1 (.29)  
  1. aSD Standard deviation