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Table 1 Characteristics of caregivers providing informal care (n = 85)

From: Cost and burden of informal caregiving of dependent older people in a rural Indian community

Caregivers' characteristics n (%) Mean (SD)
Age in years   44.2 (14.1)
Women as caregiver 68 (80.0)  
No formal education 46 (54.1)  
Reported per capita monthly family income (in INR)a   1910.9 (1228.0)
Co-residence with the care recipient 74 (87.1)  
Reported financial difficulties due to caregiving 36 (42.4)  
Reported difficulties with social life due to caregiving 20 (23.6)  
Need for additional caregiver 54 (63.5)  
Paid caregivers 0 (0)  
Sleep disturbance secondary to caregiving 29 (34.1)  
Suicidal ideation secondary to caregiving 8 (9.4)  
  1. aINR = Indian Rupees.