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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of caregivers categorized by validated cutoff values of FBIS-24 and ZBI-22 (n = 327)

From: A comparison of psychometric properties of two common measures of caregiving burden: the family burden interview schedule (FBIS-24) and the Zarit caregiver burden interview (ZBI-22)

Variables Total FBIS ≤ 23 FBIS > 23 z/χ2 P ZBI ≤ 48 ZBI > 48 z/χ2 P
Age (years) median (IQR, min-max) 59 (49–67; 17–81) 59 (48–67; 17–81) 58 (50–66; 25–81) 0.345 0.730 59 (48–67; 17–81) 59 (50–66; 29–77) 0.103 0.918
Gender Male 151 (46.18) 74 (52.48) 59 (38.06) 6.203 0.013 87 (48.60) 46 (38.33) 3.068 0.080
Female 176 (53.82) 67 (47.52) 96 (61.94)    92 (51.40) 74 (61.67)   
Marriage* Married 269 (82.26) 119 (84.40) 130 (83.87) 0.0153 0.902 153 (85.47) 98 (81.67) 0.773 0.379
Unmarried 58 (17.74) 22 (15.60) 25 (16.13)    26 (14.53) 22 (18.33)   
Occupation Employed 173 (52.91) 78 (55.32) 78 (50.32) 0.740 0.390 93 (51.96) 64 (53.33) 0.0547 0.815
Unemployed 154 (47.09) 63 (44.68) 77 (49.68)    86 (48.04) 56 (46.67)   
Education Primary 196 (59.94) 82 (58.16) 93 (60.00) 6.320 0.042 98 (54.75) 78 (65.00) 7.411 0.025
Middle 87 (26.61) 32 (22.70) 47 (30.32)    48 (26.82) 33 (27.50)   
High 44 (13.46) 27 (19.15) 15 (9.68)    33 (18.44) 9 (7.50)   
Kinship Spouses 113 (34.56) 54 (38.30) 45 (29.03) 9.794 0.007 66 (36.87) 34 (28.33) 12.917 0.002
Parents 151 (46.18) 52 (36.88) 85 (54.84)    68 (37.99) 70 (58.33)   
Other 63 (19.27) 35 (24.82) 25 (16.13)    45 (25.14) 16 (13.33)   
Care duration (years) 15 (9–25; 1–49) 16 (8–25, 1–49) 14 (9–23; 2–44) 0.630 0.529 15 (8–25; 1–49) 15 (9.5–23; 2–44) −0.173 0.863
  1. Note: numbers in bold means significant at P = 0.05
  2. *Married includes married and cohabited, unmarried includes single, divorced, and widowed
  3. FBIS-24: 24-item Family Burden Interview Schedule; ZBI-22: 22-item Zarit Burden Interview