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Table 1 Characteristics of participants by caregiver status 2009

From: Physical and mental health among caregivers: findings from a cross-sectional study of Open University students in Thailand

Participant characteristics Participants% (n=60569) Caregiver status
Non-caregiver Part-time caregiver Full-time caregiver Unknown status
(n=39350) (n=16436) (n=3909) (n=874)
Demographic characteristics
Sex
  Male 45.3 (27407) 43.8 47.5 48.4 54.3
  Female 54.8 (33162) 56.2 52.5 51.6 45.8
Age (year)
  20-29 27.4 (16591) 29.7 24.5 18.0 21.4
  30-44 56.9 (34455) 56.5 57.4 59.0 57.6
  45+ 15.7 (9523) 13.9 18.2 23.0 21.0
Marital status
  Married 55.3 (30490) 54.0 55.8 65.6 55.9
  Never married 37.9 (20927) 39.3 34.5 26.1 36.0
  Separated, divorced, widowed 6.8 (3768) 6.7 6.7 8.3 8.2
Socio-geographic characteristics
Household monthly income (Baht)*
  <10,000 18.8 (11004) 17.9 20.2 20.8 24.7
  10,000-19,999 22.4 (13129) 23.4 21.0 18.9 24.0
  20,000-30,000 35.7 (20891) 36.3 35.1 33.3 31.6
  >30,000 23.1 (13513) 22.5 23.8 27.0 19.7
Work status
  Doing paid work 73.2 (44332) 74.9 71.1 66.5 63.4
  Unpaid family workers 7.3 (4405) 6.6 7.9 11.4 6.9
  Seeking work 2.2 (1334) 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.3
  Others 17.3 (10498) 16.3 18.7 19.5 27.5
Geographical residence
  Rural residence 44.0 (26052) 41.4 48.2 51.7 48.2
  Urban residence 56.0 (33144) 58.6 51.9 48.3 51.8
Health covariates
  Regular smokers - yes 7.7 (4659) 7.3 8.4 8.0 10.3
  Regular alcohol drinkers - yes 13.7 (8269) 13.0 14.2 15.5 23.5
Body Mass Index
  Underweight 9.5 (5645) 10.1 8.8 6.9 8.4
  Normal 49.5 (29406) 50.0 49.0 47.9 46.3
  Overweight at risk 18.8 (11159) 18.3 19.6 19.1 23.4
  Obese 22.1 (13148) 21.6 22.6 26.1 21.9
  1. *1 $US ~ 35 Thai Baht.