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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study population by informal caregiving (n = 9346)

From: Informal care and the impact on depression and anxiety among Swedish adults: a population-based cohort study

  No caregiving
(n = 8562)
Caregiving without limitations
(n = 312)
Caregiving with limitations
(n = 472)
Age, years, mean (SD) 41 (12) 48 (11) 46 (11)
Sex, n (%)
 Man 3972 (46.4) 134 (42.9) 152 (32.2)
 Woman 4590 (53.6) 178 (57.1) 320 (67.8)
Social support, n (%)
 Yes 8072 (94.3) 296 (94.9) 438 (92.8)
 No 490 (5.7) 16 (5.1) 34 (7.2)
Socioeconomic position, n (%)
 Unskilled/semi-skilled 164 (1.9) 4 (1.3) 11 (2.3)
 Skilled 54 (0.6) 2 (0.6) 9 (1.9)
 Assistant non-manual 142 (1.7) 5 (1.6) 15 (3.2)
 Student 639 (7.5) 8 (2.6) 25 (5.3)
 Retired 408 (4.8) 22 (7.1) 34 (7.2)
 Self-employed 607 (7.1) 23 (7.4) 35 (7.4)
 Employed 5402 (63.1) 200 (64.1) 264 (55.9)
 Unemployed/sick leave 726 (8.5) 28 (9.0) 47 (10.0)
 Others 420 (4.9) 20 (6.4) 32 (6.8)