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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the behavioral risk factor surveillance system sample comparing caregivers to non-caregivers

From: Socioeconomic and demographic factors modify the association between informal caregiving and health in the Sandwich Generation

  Overall Caregivers Non-caregivers P-value
N 292813 74135 (24.1) 216652 (75.3)  
Age (years) 46.6 (46.6, 46.7) 47.4 (47.3, 47.5) 46.4 (46.3, 46.5) < 0.001
Sex     
 Females 181449 (51.4) 50163 (56.9) 131286 (49.6) < 0.001
 Males 109338 (48.6) 23972 (43.1) 85366 (50.4)  
BMI (kg/m2) 27.50 (27.48, 27.52) 27.76 (27.71, 27.80) 27.43 (27.40, 27.46) < 0.001
Type of community     
 Rural 97257 (20.2) 25732 (21.6) 71525 (19.8) < 0.001
 Intermediate 97113 (35.2) 24781 (35.7) 72332 (35.0)  
 Urban 96417 (44.6) 23622 (42.8) 72795 (45.2)  
Race     
 White 231650 (68.9) 58798 (69.8) 172852 (68.6) < 0.001
 Black 25630 (10.5) 7382 (12.3) 18248 (9.9)  
 Asian 3614 (3.4) 645 (2.4) 2969 (3.7)  
 Hispanic 18065 (13.8) 3914 (11.3) 14151 (14.6)  
 Other 9164 (3.5) 2716 (4.2) 6448 (3.2)  
Works for wages     
 Yes 144557 (57.2) 38803 (57.1) 105754 (57.3) < 0.001
 No 145577 (42.8) 35185 (42.9) 110392 (42.7)  
Income     
 0-25 k 72994 (22.9) 17609 (22.8) 55385 (22.9) < 0.001
 25-50 k 68154 (21.8) 18596 (23.3) 49558 (21.3)  
 50-75 k 41242 (14.2) 11127 (14.4) 30115 (14.2)  
 75 k+ 71809 (29.4) 18532 (28.7) 53277 (29.6)  
 Missing 36578 (11.7) 8266 (10.8) 28312 (12.0)  
Children     
 None 207042 (56.8) 52990 (59.5) 154052 (56.0) < 0.001
 1 33395 (17.0) 9097 (16.8) 24298 (17.0)  
 2+ 49951 (26.2) 11959 (23.7) 37792 (27.0)  
Self-reported health     
 Excellent 52642 (20.9) 13067 (19.5) 39575 (21.4) < 0.001
 Very good 92757 (33.4) 24117 (32.5) 68640 (33.6)  
 Good 87736 (29.8) 23022 (31.3) 64714 (29.3)  
 Fair 39087 (11.8) 10073 (12.7) 29014 (11.5)  
 Poor 16671 (4.2) 3452 (3.9) 13219 (4.3)