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Table 1 Characteristics of caregivers who completed the questionnaires (n = 363)

From: Awareness, utilization and influencing factors of social supports for main informal caregivers of schizophrenia patients: a cross-sectional study in primary care settings in Beijing, China

Characteristics n (%)
Gender
 Male 154 (42.42)
 Female 209 (57.58)
Age
 ≤ 50 years old 38 (10.47)
 51–60 years old 90 (24.79)
 61–70 years old 127 (34.99)
 ≥ 71 years old 108 (29.75)
Ethnic group
 Han 331 (91.18)
 Others 32 (8.82)
Education
 Primary school or below 36 (9.92)
 Middle school degree 121 (33.33)
 High school degree 129 (35.54)
 College degree 51 (14.05)
 Bachelor degree 22 (6.06)
 Master degree or above 4 (1.10)
Religious or not
 No 328 (90.36)
 Yes 35 (9.64)
Marital status
 Unmarried 11 (3.03)
 Married 299 (82.37)
 Divorced 17 (4.68)
 Widowed 33 (9.09)
 Others 3 (0.83)
Employment status
 Employed 123 (33.88)
 Retired 213 (58.68)
 Unemployed 26 (7.16)
 Others 1 (0.28)
Relationship with patient
 Spouse 112 (30.85)
 Parent 151 (41.60)
 Child 31 (8.54)
 Brother or sister 64 (17.63)
 Other Family relative 5 (1.38)
Caring years
 ≤ 5 years 7 (1.93)
 6–10 years 52 (14.33)
 > 10 years 302 (83.20)
Insurance
 Basic medical insurance for urban employee 221 (60.88)
 Residents’ basic medical insurance 104 (28.65)
 Others 38 (10.47)
Number of chronic diseases
  No 4 (1.10)
 One 242 (66.67)
 Two 69 (19.01)
 Three and above 48 (13.22)
Hours for caring patients per day
 <6 h 173 (47.66)
 6–12 h 140 (38.57)
 > 12 h 50 (13.77)