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Table 3 Independent t- test and Analysis of variance (ANOVA) showing the influence of participants’ socio-demographic variables on the caregiver burden scores

From: Informal caregiving burden and perceived social support in an acute stroke care facility

Variables Class Mean ± Standard Deviation t/F p
Gender of Survivors Male 9.67 ± 2.01 0.99 0.33
Female 9.11 ± 2.04   
Survivors’ Age (years) 1–39 9.67 ± 1.86 0.83 0.44
40–64 9.03 ± 2.13   
≥65 9.76 ± 1.89   
Caregivers’ Age(years) 1–39 9.22 ± 2.01 −1.08 0.28
40–64 10.17 ± 2.14   
Gender of Caregivers Male 8.83 ± 1.58 −1.25 0.22
Female 9.55 ± 2.19   
Number of Caregivers 1 8.47 ± 1.88 2.42 0.10
2–4 9.56 ± 2.02   
5 11.00 ± 1.41   
Caregivers’ Marital status Single 9.71 ± 1.70 2.09 0.13
Married 9.51 ± 1.89   
Widowed 8.00 ± 2.67   
Caregivers’ Education status Primary 11.50 ± 1.00 3.33 0.03*
Secondary 9.57 ± 1.87   
Tertiary 9.25 ± 1.74   
Postgraduate 7.67 ± 3.08   
Survivors’ Occupational Status Retired 9.42 ± 2.84 0.13 0.94
Self-employed 9.39 ± 1.89   
public/civil service 9.07 ± 1.67   
Student 10.00   
Caregivers’ Occupational Status Student 9.55 ± 1.70 0.98 0.41
Self-employed 8.90 ± 3.21   
public/civil service 9.00 ± 1.63   
Applicant 12.00   
Caregivers’ Relationship With Survivors Spouse 10.17 ± 1.94 0.96 0.42
Child 9.21 ± 2.17   
OFM 9.50 ± 1.74   
Friends 7.50 ± 0.71   
Residence Same 9.41 ± 1.82 0.64 0.53
Different 9.06 ± 2.49   
  1. KEY: OFM other family members
  2. *=Significant at p < 0.05