Schizophrenia Research and Treatment / 2013 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Correlates of Caregiver Burden among Family Members of Patients with Schizophrenia in Lagos, Nigeria

Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants .

VariablesFrequency(%)

Caregiver Characteristics:
 Age range, mean (sd): 44.8 (±8.3)
 Gender
  Male72(39.8)
  Female109(60.2)
 Employment status
  Employed101(55.8)
  Unemployed80(44.2)
 Educational level
  At least secondary107(59.4)
  Less than secondary74(40.6)
 Relationship with patient
  Parent81(44.8)
  Siblings60(33.2)
  Spouse9(4.9)
  Children31(17.1)
Patient characteristics:
 Gender
  Male86(47.5)
  Female95(52.5)
 Employment status
  Employed54(29.8)
  Unemployed127(70.2)
 Family Size, mean (sd): 6.19 (±1.35)