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Table 1 Sociodemographic variables for each cluster

From: The psychosocial profile of family caregivers of children with chronic diseases: a cross-sectional study

Variable Cluster 1
(n = 201)
Cluster 2
(n = 200)
p
Caregiver gender    0.71
 Female 162 (40.4) 164 (40.9)  
 Male 39 (9.7) 36 (9)  
Caregiver age + 31.48 (7.74) 32.10 (8.26) 0.44
Civil status    0.08
 Married/free union 153 (38.1) 166 (41.4)  
 Not married 48 (12) 34 (8.5)  
Economically remunerated activity    0.12
 Yes 62 (15.5) 48 (12)  
 No 139 (34.7) 152 (37.8)  
Education level    0.40
 No education 6 (1.5) 5 (1.2)  
 Basic 133 (33.2) 117 (29.2)  
 Middle 47 (11.7) 59 (14.7)  
 Higher 15 (3.7) 19 (4.8)  
Religion    0.24
 Yes 183 (45.8) 189 (47.2)  
 No 18 (4.2) 11 (2.8)  
Parental role    0.87
 Mother 166 (41.4) 164 (40.9)  
 Father 35 (8.7) 36 (9)  
Type of family    0.03
 Single parent 39 (9.8)a 22 (5.5)  
 Nuclear 92 (22.9) 111 (27.7)  
 Semiextended 37 (9.2) 27 (6.7)  
 Extended 17 (4.2) 26 (6.5)  
 Living with another family 16 (4) 14 (3.5)  
Family life cycle    0.77
 With small children 65 (16.2) 62 (15.5)  
 With adolescents or older children 136 (33.9) 138 (34.4)  
Monthly income    0.63
  < 1 MS 124 (30.9) 117 (29.2)  
  = 1 MS 45 (11.2) 44 (11)  
 V > 1 MS 32 (8) 39 (9.7)  
Social support networks    0.11
 Family 163 (40.6) 177 (44.1)  
 Institutions 27 (6.7) 16 (4)  
 Others 11 (2.8) 7 (1.8)  
Number of children + 2.25 (1.20) 2.37 (1.17) 0.61
Patient’s gender    0.58
 Female 98 (24.5) 92 (22.9)  
 Male 103 (25.7) 108 (26.9)  
Patient’s age + 6.04 (4.88) 5.93 (5.23) 0.81
Diagnosis    0.84
 Oncological 149 (37.2) 150 (37.4)  
 Other 52 (13) 50 (12.5)  
Time since diagnosis    0.30
  < 3 months 47 (11.7) 58 (14.5)  
 3 to 12 months 89 (22.2) 75 (18.7)  
  > 12 months 65 (16.2) 67 (16.7)  
Hospitalization time    0.55
  < 1 week 127 (31.7) 132 (32.9)  
 > 1 week 74 (18.4) 68 (17)  
  1. The variables indicated with + were analyzed with t tests and are shown as M (SD); the others were analyzed with χ2 tests of independence and are shown as N (%). MS minimum salary, USD$ 132.76 monthly. a frequency greater than chance