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Table 1 Comparison of sociodemographic characteristics of informal caregivers in the two generational groups

From: A comparative study to identify factors of caregiver burden between baby boomers and post baby boomers: a secondary analysis of a US online caregiver survey

Variables Levels All (weighted %) Baby boomer group (weighted %) Post baby boomer group (weighted %) χ 2 p value
Gender Male 40.94 38.45 43.01 2.24 0.15
Female 59.06 61.55 56.99   
Race/ethnicity NH Caucasian 59.36 71.10 49.65 51.19 < 0.001
NH African American 13.48 9.49 16.78   
Hispanic 18.36 12.03 23.60   
NH Asian or others 8.80 7.38 9.97   
Marital status Married or partnered 65.01 69.51 61.25 7.66 0.01
No partner 34.99 30.49 38.75   
Relation to the care-recipient Spouse or partner 8.03 10.55 5.95 37.20 < 0.01
Parents or grandparents 4.11 7.59 1.22   
Child or grandchild 54.49 50.21 58.04   
Other relative 19.41 19.41 19.41   
Non-relative 13.96 12.24 15.38   
Education Up to high school 35.11 34.74 35.43 0.05 0.85
College level or higher 64.89 65.26 64.57   
Co-residence Live with care-recipients 32.75 31.06 34.16 1.12 0.32
Live separately 67.25 68.94 65.84   
Household poverty Less than $50,000 46.70 40.21 52.10 14.73 < 0.01
More than $50,000 53.30 59.79 47.90   
Residence area Urban 84.73 83.16 86.04 1.67 0.23
Rural 15.27 16.84 13.96   
  1. NH Non-Hispanic