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Table 1 Sociodemographic and clinical data of case and control groups

From: Depression and psychosocial burden among caregivers of children with chronic kidney disease

  Control group Cases group Test value P value Sig.
No. = 30 No. = 30
Age Mean ± SD 40.73 ± 7.68 38.50 ± 7.21 1.161• 0.250 NS
Range 23–55 20–50
Gender of caregiver Female 22 (73.3%) 27 (90.0%) 2.783a 0.095 NS
Male 8 (26.7%) 3 (10.0%)
Marital status Single 1 (3.3%) 2 (6.7%) 1.850a 0.763 NS
Married 26 (86.7%) 23 (76.7%)
Divorced 2 (6.7%) 2 (6.7%)
Widow 1 (3.3%) 2 (6.7%)
Other 0 (0.0%) 1 (3.3%)
Scientific degree University 10 (33.3%) 2 (6.7%) 28.506a 0.000 HS
Diploma 0 (0.0%) 12 (40.0%)
Primary/preparatory 20 (66.7%) 9 (30.0%)
Can read and write 0 (0.0%) 1 (3.3%)
Illiterate 0 (0.0%) 6 (20.0%)
Profession No 3 (10.0%) 25 (83.3%) 43.571a 0.000 HS
Manual worker 0 (0.0%) 3 (10.0%)
Technical worker 22 (73.3%) 0 (0.0%)
Professional worker 5 (16.7%) 2 (6.7%)
Monthly income Adequate 8 (26.7%) 2 (6.7%) 8.819a 0.012 S
Barely adequate 12 (40.0%) 7 (23.3%)
Inadequate 10 (33.3%) 21 (70.0%)
Residence Urban 28 (93.3%) 19 (63.3%) 7.954a 0.005 HS
Rural 2 (6.7%) 11 (36.7%)
General medical history No 25 (83.3%) 22 (73.3%) 4.525a 0.807 NS
HTN 1 (3.3%) 2 (6.7%)
DM 1 (3.3%) 1 (3.3%)
IBS 1 (3.3%) 1 (3.3%)
Disc prolapse 1 (3.3%) 1 (3.3%)
BA 0 (0.0%) 1 (3.3%)
BMT 1 (3.3%) 0 (0.0%)
Epilepsy 0 (0.0%) 1 (3.3%)
Thyroidectomy 0 (0.0%) 1 (3.3%)
  1. P > 0.05: NS non-significant; P < 0.05: S significant; P < 0.01: HS highly significant
  2. Age •: independent t test
  3. aChi-square for the rest variables