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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of caregivers (N = 444)

From: Economic cost and quality of life of family caregivers of schizophrenic patients attending psychiatric hospitals in Ghana

Characteristic Number (%)
Sex
 Male 193 43.5
 Female 251 56.5
Age
 < 20 3 0.7
 20–29 51 11.5
 30–39 95 21.4
 40–49 103 23.2
 50–59 89 20.0
 60–69 76 17.1
 > 69 27 6.1
Marital Status
 Married 294 66.2
 Single 150 33.8
Religion
 Christian 393 88.5
 Muslim 45 10.1
 Traditionalist 2 0.5
 Other 4 0.9
Educational Level
 No education 50 11.3
 Primary 146 32.8
 Secondary 149 33.6
 Tertiary-Graduate/Post Graduate 99 22.3
Employment Status
 Self employed 240 54.2
 Private sector 70 15.8
 Public sector 41 9.2
 Unemployed 78 17.6
 Student/Apprentice 14 3.2