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Table 3 Univariate factor analysis of the caregiver burden with caregiver variables

From: Factors related to the burden of family caregivers of elderly patients with spinal Tumours in Northwest China

VariableLittle/noModerateSevereDifference
Age (years)71.01 ± 10.1270.49 ± 3.6870.17 ± 8.95P > 0.05
Gender
 Female14 (42.4%)54 (41.2%)22 (42.3%)P > 0.05
 Male19 (57.6%)77 (58.8%)30 (57.7%)P > 0.05
Education
Primary23 (69.7%)92 (70.2%)37 (71.2%)P > 0.05
Secondary10 (30.3%)39 (29.8%)15 (28.8%)P > 0.05
Place of residence
 Rural20 (60.6%)79 (60.3%)32 (61.5%)P < 0.05
 Urban13 (39.4%)52 (39.7%)20 (38.5%)P < 0.05
Relationship
 Spouse26 (78.8%)103 (78.6%)41 (78.8%)P > 0.05
 Other7 (21.2%)28 (21.4%)11 (21.2%)P > 0.05
Duration of caregiving
  < 6 months23 (69.7%)91 (69.5%)36 (69.2%)P < 0.05
  > 6 months10 (30.3%)40 (30.5%)16 (30.8%)P < 0.05
Monthly income
500 US25 (75.8%)98 (74.2%)38 (74.5%)P < 0.05
  > 500 US8 (24.2%)34 (25.8%)13 (25.5%)P < 0.05