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Table 1 Comparison of socio-demographic characteristics: MS family caregivers vs. general population control

From: Family caregiver quality of life in multiple sclerosis among Kuwaitis: a controlled study

Socio-demographic Characteristics All caregivers
N = 170
General population
control group
N = 136
Men = 58 or 42.6%;
Women = 78(57.4%)
X2 P
Age of caregiver (SD) 35.7(10.8) 35.7(10.5)   ns
≤ High school (%) 90(52.9) 72(52.9)   
≥ College (%) 80(47.1) 64(47.1)   ns
Unemployed/housewife (%) 54(38.0% of 142)* 55(40.4)   
Employed (%) 88(40.8% of 142) 81(59.6) 0.08 ns
Married (%) 104(71.2% of 146) 90(66.2) 0.6 ns
  1. * N < 170 because of missing data.