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Table 2 Summary of cost items by sex

From: Cost analysis of informal care: estimates from a national cross-sectional survey in Sweden

  Female Male
  Row % 95% CI Row % 95% CI
Caring, number of hours per week
 Less than 1 h (n = 150) 42.15 [28.02–57.69] 57.85 [42.31–71.98]
 1–10 h (n = 1018) 58.75 [53.35–63.95] 41.25 [36.05–46.65]
 11–29 h (n = 278) 60.68 [50.14–70.31] 39.32 [29.69–49.86]
 30–59 h (n = 135) 47.19 [32.60–62.26] 52.81 [37.74–67.40]
 60 h or more (n = 110) 63.87 [47.14–77.81] 36.13 [22.19–52.86]
 Total (n = 1691) 56.60 [52.24–60.87] 43.40 [39.13–47.76]
Total out-of-pocket expenditure (SEK/week)
 0 (n = 697) 60.85 [53.99–67.31] 39.15 [32.69–46.01]
 199 (n = 508) 51.87 [44.72–58.93] 48.13 [41.07–55.28]
 499 (n = 281) 58.33 [48.61–67.45] 41.67 [32.55–51.39]
 999 (n = 124) 51.18 [35.84–66.31] 48.82 [33.69–64.16]
 1999 (n = 45) 39.32 [21.13–61.05] 60.68 [38.95–78.87]
 2999 (n = 13) 19.16 [3.17–63.20] 80.84 [36.80–96.83]
 3000 (n = 10) 77.59 [31.85–96.25] 22.41 [3.75–68.15]
 Total (n = 1678) 55.90 [51.55–60.17] 44.10 [39.83–48.45]
Lost sleep (times per week)
 Not at all (n = 1037) 50.67 [45.20–56.12] 49.33 [43.88–54.80]
 One night (n = 295) 67.46 [58.41–75.37] 32.54 [24.63–41.59]
 2–3 nights (n = 182) 62.84 [47.87–75.69] 37.16 [24.31–52.13]
 4–6 nights (n = 74) 56.74 [36.97–74.56] 43.26 [25.44–63.03]
 Every night (n = 97) 63.51 [45.40–78.46] 36.49 [21.54–54.60]
 Total (n = 1685) 56.06 [51.72–60.31] 43.94 [39.69–48.28]
Stopped working
 No (n = 1742) 55.45 [51.17–59.65] 44.55 [40.35–48.83]
 Yes (n = 56) 70.28 [45.76–86.89] 29.72 [13.11–54.24]
 Total (n = 1798) 55.96 [51.75–60.09] 44.04 [39.91–48.25]
Affected employment
 No (n = 993) 57.16 [51.68–62.46] 42.84 [37.54–48.32]
 Sick leave (n = 18) 50.04 [18.05–82.00] 49.96 [18.00–81.95]
 Less than half (n = 21) 53.48 [22.70–81.81] 46.52 [18.19–77.30]
 Half (n = 17) 79.87 [45.33–94.99] 20.13 [5.01–54.67]
 More than half (n = 100) 57.80 [42.45–71.77] 42.20 [28.23–57.55]
 Total (n = 1149) 57.43 [52.37–62.35] 42.57 [37.65–47.63]
Affected ability to work (%)
 No (n = 745) 56.16 [49.82–62.31] 43.84 [37.69–50.18]
 10 (n = 189) 55.76 [44.35–66.59] 44.24 [33.41–55.65]
 25 (n = 106) 68.62 [50.91–82.18] 31.38 [17.82–49.09]
 50 (n = 49) 59.07 [34.10–80.10] 40.93 [19.90–65.90]
 More than 50 (n = 26) 47.48 [20.50–76.02] 52.52 [23.98–79.50]
 Total (n = 1115) 57.18 [52.04–62.16] 42.82 [37.84–47.96]
Received support from local government
 No (n = 1481) 57.47 [52.88–61.93] 42.53 [38.07–47.12]
 Yes (n = 317) 49.39 [39.36–59.46] 50.61 [40.54–60.64]
 Total (n = 1798) 55.96 [51.75–60.09] 44.04 [39.91–48.25]
  1. Source: VANA SE (2019)