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Table 2 Caregiving-related characteristics of informal caregivers between 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 %) χ2 p value
Current caregiving Currently providing 54.87 58.74 51.66 5.26 0.02
Provided in the past 12 months 45.13 41.26 48.34   
Primary caregiving Primary provider 61.10 59.07 62.79 1.50 0.23
Non-primary provider 38.90 40.93 37.21   
Caregiving lack of choice Lack of choice 50.00 55.79 45.17 11.68 < 0.01
Caregiving by choice 50.00 44.21 54.83   
Employed during caregiving Employed during caregiving 68.13 62.82 72.55 11.34 < 0.01
Unemployed during caregiving 31.87 37.18 27.45   
Dual responsibility Adult care only 84.34 93.05 77.10 50.00 < 0.001
Both adult and child care 15.66 6.95 22.90