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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the paid caregivers

From: Caregiving burden and depression in paid caregivers of hospitalized patients: a pilot study in China

Characteristics Paid caregivers (n = 108)
General
Age (y), mean ± SD 47.6 ± 5.1
Gender, n (%)
 Male 34 (31.5)
 Female 74 (68.5)
Education, n (%)
 Primary school or lower 38 (35.2)
 Middle school 54 (50.0)
 High school or higher 16 (14.8)
Work
Ward in which they worked, n (%)
 Medical 45 (41.7)
 Surgical 63 (58.3)
Time as a paid caregiver, n (%)
 ≥ 10 years 72 (66.7)
 < 10 years 36 (33.3)
Vacation days per month, n (%)  
 ≤ 4 days 83 (76.9)
 > 4 days 25 (23.1)
Income
Income satisfaction, n (%)
 Satisfied 58 (53.7)
 It’s OK 40 (37.0)
 Unsatisfied 10 (9.3)
Family
Number of dependents, n (%)
 ≤ 2 29 (26.9)
 3 ~ 4 39 (36.1)
 ≥ 5 40 (37.0)
Frequency of meeting with family, n (%)
 ≥ 1 in every month 50 (46.3)
 < 1 in every month 58 (53.7)
Housing status in Chengdu, n (%)
 Yes 57 (52.8)
 No 51 (47.2)
  1. n, the number of subjects; SD, Standard Deviation