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Table 1 Caregiver Demographic Characteristics and BSRI Scores n = 185

From: Factors influencing changes in health related quality of life of caregivers of persons with multiple chronic conditions

Variables Categories Frequency Percentage
Age (years) 65+ 127 68.6
>65 58 31.4
Sex Female 154 83.2
Male 31 16.8
Ethnicity/Race Caucasian 167 90.3
Chinese 6 3.2
Black 2 1.1
Filipino 2 1.1
Arab 1 0.5
South East Asia 1 0.5
Other 6 3.2
Marital Status Single 28 15.1
Married 127 68.6
Widowed 4 2.2
Divorced/separated 18 9.7
Other 8 4.3
Employed Yes 66 35.7
No 117 63.2
Annual Income ($) >10,000 2 1.1
10,000–19,999 9 4.9
20,000–29,999 16 8.6
30,000–39,999 21 11.4
40,000–49,999 25 13.5
50,000–59,999 13 7.0
60,000–69,999 10 5.4
70,000 or more 58 31.4
Prefer not to answer 31 16.8
Finances meet needs Yes 119 63.2
No 66 35.7
Education Post-secondary education 133 71.8
Apprenticeships 4 2.0
No secondary education 48 25.9
Residence Urban 174 94.1
Rural 11 5.9
Relation to recipient Husband/wife/partner 80 43.1
Parent 7 3.3
Son/daughter 83 44.9
Sister/brother 2 1.1
Other 13 7.0
Variable   X (SD) Range
BSRI (Time 1) Masculine 49.05 (9.07) 27–67
Feminine 59.93 (6.64) 41–70
Neutral 45.57 (4.30) 32–57