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Table 1 Comparison between sociodemographics of both groups

From: Prevalence and correlates of psychiatric morbidity in Egyptian sample of dementia patients’ caregivers: a comparative descriptive study

Age (years)Caregivers of patients with dementiaCaregivers of patients with other medical disorderst testP value
 Mean ± SD48.84 ± 7.5551.72 ± 7.721.7770.189
 Range36–6940–70
SexNo.PercentNo.Percentχ2P value
 Female2288.01560.05.0940.024*
 Male312.01040.0
 Total25100.025100.0
EducationNo.PercentNo.Percentχ2P value
 Preparatory28.028.05.2860.382
 Primary312.014.0
 Illiterate624.0832.0
 Diploma1040.01040.0
 College416.0416.0
 Total25100.025100.0
OccupationNo.PercentNo.Percentχ2P value
 Not working2080.01560.03.6670.170
 Working520.01040.0
 Total25100.025100.0
IncomeNo.PercentNo.Percentχ2P value
 Less than 10001248.0936.04.1540.271
 From 1000 to 30001248.01456.0
 More than 300014.028.0
 Total25100.025100.0
Relative to patientNo.PercentNo.Percentχ2P value
 Daughter1976.0832.012.7120.005*
 Husband14.000.0
 Son28.01144.0
 Wife312.0624.0
 Total25100.025100.0
Hours of caring  t testP value
 Mean ± SD12.32 ± 5.545.80 ± 3.0826.474< 0.001**
 Range4–242–13
Years of caring  t testP value
 Mean ± SD4.48 ± 2.0213.40 ± 13.5710.5610.002*
 Range2–105–77
  1. *significant statistical difference
  2. **Highly significant statistical difference