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Table 1 Caregiver demographics and characteristics

From: A survey of caregiver burden in those providing informal care for patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder with agitation: results from a European study

  Caregiver (n = 297)
Mean age (SD) 44.8 (13.13)
Gender (n,  % female) 214 (72%)
Current employment status
 Working full time 95 (32%)
 Working part time 95 (32%)
 Student 16 (5%)
 Homemaker 27 (9%)
Retired 39 (13%)
 Unemployed 33 (11%)
Employment status before providing care for the patient
 Working full time 158 (53%)
 Working part time 64 (22%)
 Student 30 (10%)
 Homemaker 18 (6%)
 Retired 9 (3%)
 Unemployed 27 (9%)
Change in employment status due to patients bipolar/schizophrenia
 Base (n) 140
 Yes 68 (49%)
Relationship to patient  
 Partner/spouse 114 (39%)
 Parent 53 (18%)
 Friend/neighbour 29 (10%)
 Child 38 (13%)
 Sibling 40 (14%)
 Other 11 (3%)
 Other family member 11 (4%)
Personal diagnosis of mental health disorder (n,  % yes) 57 (19%)
Diagnosed mental health condition
 Base (n) 57
 Depression/anxiety 39 (68%)
 Other 25 (44%)
Mean hours of care provided a week (SD) (h) 38.3 (40.34)
 < 10 29 (10%)
 10–19 65 (22%)
 20–29 80 (27%)
 30–39 42 (14%)
 40–49 23 (8%)
 ≥ 50 58 (20%)
Mean hours of care provided a week by other informal caregivers (SD) 14.3 (22.06)