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Table 2 Individual characteristics of family caregivers by severity of care burden (n=367)

From: Structural equation model of affecting factors on elder abuse to patients under hemodialysis by family caregivers

Variable Subgroup Number (%) Severity of Care Burden
Low
0-20
Number (%)
Moderate
21-40
Number (%)
Extreme
41-88
Number
(%)
Age (years) 30> 22(6) 13(3.5) 4(1.1) 5(1.4)
50-30 174(47.4) 71(19.3) 70(19.1) 33(9)
70-51 150(40/9) 57(15.5) 60(16.3) 33(9)
71< 21(5.7) 11(3) 8(2.2) 2(0.5)
Sex Female 238(64.9) 58(15.8) 44(12) 27(7.4)
Male 129(35.1) 94(25.6) 98(26.7) 46(12.5)
Marital status Single 49(13.4) 21(5.7) 18(4.9) 10(2.7)
Married 293(79.8) 122(33.2) 118(32.2) 53(14.4)
Divorced 14(3.8) 3(0.8) 5(1.4) 6(1.6)
Widow 11(3) 6(1.6) 1(0.3) 4(1.1)
Level of Education Illiterate 81(22.1) 30(8.2) 33(9) 18(4.9)
Primary School 74(20.2) 31(8.4) 28(7.6) 15(4.1)
High School 118(32.2) 40(10.9) 46(12.5) 32(8.7)
University Degree 94(25.6) 51(13.9) 35(9.5) 8(2.2)
Medical Sciences-related Education Yes 41(11.2) 21(5.7) 14(3.8) 6(1.6)
No 326(88.8) 131(35.7) 128(34.9) 67(18.3)
Relationship with the Patient Father 2(5) 1(0.3) 1(0.3) 0(0)
Mother 10(2.7) 8(2.2) 1(0.3) 1(0.3)
Spouse 143(39) 59(16.1) 64(17.4) 20(5.4)
Sister 6(1.6) 3(0.8) 1(0.3) 2(0.5)
Brother 3(0.8) 3(0.8) 0(0) 0(0)
Child 166(45.2) 57(15.5) 63(17.2) 46(12.5)
Others 37(10.1) 21(5.7) 12(3.3) 4(1.1)
Duration of Care (months) 24> 128(34.9) 48(13.1) 58(15.8) 22(6)
24-48 92(25.1) 18(4.9) 61(16.6) 13(3.5)
48< 147(40.1) 56(15.3) 73(19.9) 18(4.9)
Caring another Patient? Yes 29(7.9) 6(1.6) 18(4.9) 5(1.4)
No 338(92.1) 146(39.8) 124(33.8) 68(18.5)
Having a Chronic disease Yes 94(25.6) 36(9.8) 33(9) 25(6.8)
No 273(74.4) 116(31.6) 109(29.7) 48(13.1)
Residence Urban 222(60) 107(29.2) 72(19.6) 41(11.2)
Rural 145(40) 44(12) 69(18.8) 30(8.2)
Housing Status Renting 63(17.2) 22(6) 22(6) 19(5.2)
Owning 304(82.8) 130(35.4) 120(32.7) 54(14.7)
Occupation Unemployed 30(8.2) 6(1.6) 15(4.1) 9(2.5)
Farmer 26(7.1) 10(2.7) 11(3) 5(1.4)
Housekeeper 145(39.5) 58(15.8) 58(15.8) 29(7.9)
Labor 21(5.7) 3(0.8) 9(2.5) 9(2.5)
Employee 36(9.8) 18(4.9) 11(3) 7(1.9)
Self-Employed 49(13.4) 26(7.1) 15(4.1) 8(2.2)
Retired 47(12.8) 22(6) 19(5.2) 6(1.6)
Student 13(3.5) 9(2.5) 4(1.1) 0(0)
Being the family income source Yes 155(42) 61(16.6) 62(16.9) 29(7.9)
No 212(58) 87(23.7) 80(21.8) 43(11.7)
Number of family members <3 137(37.3) 69(18.8) 49(13.4) 19(5.2)
4-3 163(44.4) 64(17.4) 60(16.3) 39(10.6)
>4 67(18.3) 19(5.2) 33(9) 15(4.1)
Living with the patient Yes 276(75.2) 105(28.6) 114(31.1) 57(15.5)
No 91(24.9) 47(12.8) 28(7.6) 16(4.4)