Table 2

Physical and mental health outcomes by sex and caregiver status 2009
Health outcomes by sex Caregiver status
Non-caregiver (n=39350) Part-time caregiver (n=16436) Full-time caregiver (n=3909) Unknown status (n=874)
Male
  Self-assessed health: poor or very poor 4.1 (704)* 4.7 (364) 4.6 (87) 4.0 (16)
   Crude Odds Ratios [95% CI] 1.00** 1.15 [1.01-1.31] 1.13 [0.90-1.42] 0.98 [0.59-1.62]
  Lower back pain: limit daily activity >1 day 3.9 (648) 5.3 (416) 7.2 (127) 6.8 (15)
   Crude Odds Ratios [95% CI] 1.00 1.47 [1.29-1.67] 1.89 [1.55-2.30] 1.79 [1.05-3.04]
  Psychological distress: Kessler 6 score ≥ 13 4.1 (703) 4.7 (365) 6.1 (113) 4.7 (20)
   Crude Odds Ratios [95% CI] 1.00 1.15 [1.02-1.31] 1.49 [1.22-1.83] 1.14 [0.72-1.80]
Female
  Self-assessed health: poor or very poor 6.0 (1332) 7.3 (627) 7.8 (157) 6.3 (21)
   Crude Odds Ratios [95% CI] 1.00 1.22 [1.11-1.35] 1.32 [1.11-1.56] 1.04 [0.66-1.62]
  Lower back pain: limit daily activity >1 day 3.4 (749) 5.3 (444) 6.9 (135) 4.5 (9)
   Crude Odds Ratios [95% CI] 1.00 1.55 [1.38-1.75] 2.06 [1.71-2.49] 1.31 [0.67-2.57]
  Psychological distress: Kessler 6 score ≥ 13 5.6 (1221) 7.2 (617) 8.4 (166) 7.0 (26)
   Crude Odds Ratios [95% CI] 1.00 1.32 [1.19-1.46] 1.53 [1.30-1.82] 1.26 (0.84-1.89)

*% prevalence (frequency) of each health outcome.

**Odds Ratios relating health outcomes to caregiver status (non caregiver as reference).

Yiengprugsawan et al.

Yiengprugsawan et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1111   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1111

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