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Table 2 Comparison of MOVE UP caregiver participants and BRFSS caregiver subsample in Pennsylvania

From: Effectiveness of a behavioral lifestyle intervention on weight management and mobility improvement in older informal caregivers: a secondary data analysis

  2015 Pennsylvania BRFSS subsample
% (95% Confidence Interval) (n = 752)
MOVE UP sample
N (%) (n = 94)
1. Caregiver Status
 Yes 18.9% (15.6–22.9%) 29 (30.9%)
 No 80.4% (76.5–83.8%) 65 (69.2%)
 Don’t Know/not sure 0.2% (0.0–1.6%) 0 (0.0%)
 Caregiving recipients died in the past 0.3% (0.1–1.0%) 0 (0.0%)
 Refused 0.1% (0.0–0.8%) 0 (0.0%)
2. Care recipients’ relationship with Caregiver
 Parent 21.2% (13.9–30.8%) 9 (31.0%)
 Parent-in-law 7.2% (3.3–15.1%) 0 (0.0%)
 Spouse/Partner 18.0% (11.4–27.1%) 9 (31.0%)
 Sibling or sibling-in-law 12.6% (7.2–21.1%) 4 (13.8%)
 Child 11.5% (5.1–23.8%) 1 (3.5%)
 Grandparents 0.0% (0.0–0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
 Grandchild 0.9% (0.1–6.3%) 0 (0.0%)
 Other relative 12.3% (6.8–21.3%) 3 (10.3%)
 Non-relative/family friend 16.4% (10.4–24.8%) 3 (10.3%)
3. Caregiving history
  < 30 days 13.0% (7.6–21.2%) 1 (3.5%)
 1–6 months 14.6% (8.5–23.9%) 2 (6.9%)
 6 months - 2 year 18.9% (12.0–28.6%) 8 (27.6%)
 2–5 years 24.9% (16.1–36.3%) 7 (24.1%)
  > 5 years 28.7% (19.6–39.9%) 10 (34.5%)
 Don’t Know/ Not Sure 0.0% (0.0–0.0%) 1 (3.5%)
4. Caregiving Work Hours
  ≤ 8 hrs/wk 60.2% (49.6–70.0%) 13 (44.8%)
 9–19 hrs/wk 6.7% (3.5–12.4%) 7 (24.1%)
 20–39 hrs/wk 7.5% (3.5–15.5%) 2 (6.9%)
  ≥ 40 hrs/wk 22.3% (14.5–32.7%) 6 (20.7%)
 Don’t Know/ Not Sure 3.3% (1.0–10.0%) 1 (3.5%)
5. Care recipients’ main health problem
 Arthritis/Rheumatism 4.2% (2.2–7.8%) 4 (13.8%)
 Asthma 0.6% (0.0–4.3%) 0 (0.0%)
 Cancer 9.0% (4.7–16.6%) 3 (10.3%)
 Chronic respiratory conditions 3.5% (1.5–8.1%) 3 (10.3%)
 Dementia and other Cognitive Impairment Disorders 10.8% (5.5–20.2%) 6 (20.7%)
 Developmental Disabilities such as Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and Spina Bifida 4.4% (1.5–12.1%) 0 (0.0%)
 Diabetes 6.2% (1.7–20.3%) 3 (10.3%)
 Heart Disease, Hypertension 10.6% (5.5–19.6%) 0 (0.0%)
 Mental Illnesses 2.0% (0.5–7.6%) 1 (3.5%)
 Other organ failure or diseases such as kidney or liver problem 1.2% (0.2–5.9%) 0 (0.0%)
 Other 46.3% (35.8–57.2%) 7 (24.1%)
 Don’t know/not sure 1.0% (0.1–6.9%) 1 (3.5%)
 Refused 0.2% (0.0–1.6%) 1 (3.5%)
6. Caregiver Provide Personal Care
 Yes 45.6% (35.2–56.5%) 18 (62.1%)
 No 54.4% (43.5–64.8%) 10 (34.5%)
 Don’t know/Not sure 0.0% (0.0–0.0%) 1 (3.5%)
7. Caregiver Provide Household Tasks
 Yes 72.1% (60.3–81.5%) 22 (75.9%)
 No 27.9% (18.5–39.7%) 6 (20.7%)
 Don’t know/Not sure 0.0% (0.0–0.0%) 1 (3.5%)
8. Frequency of Feeling Stressed
 Never 5 (17.2%)
 Rarely 5 (17.2%)
 Sometimes 4 (13.8%)
 Quite frequently 6 (20.7%)
 Nearly always 8 (27.6%)
 Don’t know/not sure 1 (3.5%)