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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of caregivers

From: The Caregiver Burden Questionnaire for Heart Failure (CBQ-HF): face and content validity

Caregiver sample characteristics Set 1 St Paul (n = 9) Set 2 Philadelphia (n = 9) Total (N = 18)
Age of caregiver    
Mean (SD) 54 (8.6) 47 (10.6) 50 (10.2)
Caregiver gender    
Female 6 9 15
Male 3 0 3
Caregiver ethnicity    
African American 1 7 8
Caucasian 6 2 8
Asian 2 0 2
Relation of person cared for    
Spouse 5 3 8
Parent 3 2 5
Other1 0 4 4
Sibling (brother/sister) 1 0 1
Gender match of caregiver-patient    
Gender match (male-male, female-female) 7 5 12
Gender mis-match (male–female, female–male) 2 4 6
Hours per week typically provide care for (Caregiver reported)    
8 – 24 hours 2 4 6
25 – 40 hours 1 1 2
41 – 56 hours 0 0 0
57+ hours2 6 4 10
Caregiver living situation    
Living with the person you care for and other family3 3 6 9
Does not live with the patient 2 3 5
Living with the patient ONLY 4 0 4
Caregiver education status    
College or university degree (2 or 4 years) 3 5 8
High school diploma or General Educational Diploma (GED) 2 1 3
Some years of college 0 3 3
Certificate program 3 0 3
Graduate or professional 1 0 1
Caregiver work status    
Paid work full or part-time 6 8 14
Retired 1 1 2
Not working due to a medical condition 2 0 2
  1. 1Other includes grandmother, grandfather, godfather and aunt.
  2. 2 Includes caregivers who reported they provided care for 24 hours per day or “All the time”.
  3. 3Other family includes partner of caregiver, children of caregiver, and partner of the person cared for.