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Table 1 Characteristics of the studied caregivers at Assiut University Hospitals, 2017

From: Knowledge, attitude and health-seeking behavior among family caregivers of mentally ill patients at Assiut University Hospitals: a cross-sectional study

VariableNo. (425)Percent
Age (years)
 < 40 year15336
 ≥ 40 year27264
 Mean ± SD(45.1 ± 14.3)
Gender
 Male16739.3
 Female25860.7
Residence
 Urban5913.9
 Rural36686.1
Marital status
 Currently married29569.4
 Unmarried13030.6
Educational status
 Illiterate/can read and write26863.1
 Basic education358.2
 Secondary/technical/9021.2
 University327.5
Occupation
 Does not work/housewife28366.6
 Unskilled/skilled worker/farmer10825.4
 Employee255.9
 Professional92.1
Relationship with the patients
 Parents20848.9
 Brother/sister10324.2
 Spouse (husband/wife)4811.3
 Son/daughter307.1
 Others*368.5
  1. *Others: (grandmother, uncle/aunt, nephew, cousin)