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Table 1 Summary statistics of patients’ and caregivers’ demographics at baseline (n = 214)

From: The associations between caregivers’ psychosocial characteristics and caregivers’ depressive symptoms in stroke settings: a cohort study

  n (%) (unless otherwise stated)
Caregiversa  
Mean age in years (SD) 49.0 (13.0)
Sex  
 Male 59 (27.6%)
 Female 155 (72.4%)
Ethnicity  
 Chinese 114 (53.8%)
 Malay 74 (34.9%)
 Indian 19 (9.0%)
 Others 5 (2.4%)
Educational qualification  
 No qualification 8 (3.7%)
 Primary 50 (23.4%)
 Secondary 89 (41.8%)
 Post-secondary/polytechnic 52 (24.4%)
 University 14 (6.6%)
Employment status  
 Employed full time 91 (42.9%)
 Employed part time 22 (10.4%)
 Unemployed 99 (46.7%)
Relationship with patient  
 Spousal 119 (55.9%)
 Children 74 (34.7%)
 Others 20 (9.4%)
Median ZBI score (IQR) 11 (6—19)
Median CES-D (IQR) 7 (3—9)
Patients  
 Mean age in year (SD) 62.8 (11.5)
 Sex  
  Male 137 (64.0%)
  Female 77 (36.0%)
 Ethnicity  
  Chinese 119 (55.6%)
  Malay 70 (32.7%)
  Indian 21 (9.8%)
  Others 4 (1.9%)
  1. IQR, interquartile range; n, sample size; SD, standard deviation
  2. aNumber of missing observations: age (n = 13), ethnicity (n = 2), educational qualification (n = 1), employment status (n = 2), relationship with patient (n = 1), ZBI (n = 16), CES-D (n = 12)