Table 3

Informal carer characteristics and overburden at the basal assessment
Total population Patients admitted to hospital the year before entering the home care program
Survived (n=711) Died (n=290) p Survived (n=138) Died (n=88) p
With informal carer N (%) 571 (80.3) 250 (86.2) <0.05 115 (83.3) 80 (90.9) NS
Carer age, mean +/− sd (N= 821) 61.9 ± 13.9 63.5 ± 14.31 NS 63.8 ± 14.3 63.7 ± 12.5 NS
Carer gender, female N (%) (N= 821) 444 (62.5) 208 (71.7) <0.05 93 (67.4) 69 (78.4) NS
Zarit Test, mean +/− sd (N= 821) 50.2 ± 15.9 54.7 ± 17.2 <0.001 51,1 ± 17.2 56.4 ± 17.2 NS

N= number; sd =Standard Deviation; NS= p>0.05.

Badia et al.

Badia et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:316   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-316

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