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Table 2 Comparison of caregiver burden with patient variables.

From: Factors associated with caregiver burden in a child and adolescent psychiatric facility in Lagos, Nigeria: a descriptive cross sectional study

Variable Little/no Mild/moderate Moderate/severe Difference
Mean age (sd) 12.2(4.7) 12.1(5.1) 12.8(5.3) F = 1.55
     df = 2,148
     p = 0.216
Gender     χ2 = 1.37
   Male 29(50.9%) 24(49%) 22(61.1%) df = 2
   Female 28(49.1%) 25(51%) 14(38.9%) p = 0.504
Level of education     χ2 = 1.58
   ≤ Primary 45(70.3%) 41(78.8%) 31(79.5%) df = 2
   ≥ Secondary 19(29.7%) 11(21.2%) 8(20.5%) p = 0.454
Duration of illness     χ2 = 1.252
   < 1 year 8(12.9%) 6(11.7%) 4(11.1%) df = 4
   1 - 5 years 23(37.1%) 19(37.3%) 17(47.2%) p = 0.881
   > 5 years 31(50.0%) 26(51.0%) 15(41.7%)  
Diagnosis     χ2 = 0.148
   Seizure disorder 28(58.3%) 24(55.8%) 14(53.8%) df = 2
   Others 20(41.7%) 19(44.2%) 12(46.2%) p = 0.929
Presence of psychosis     χ2 = 0.148
   Yes 7(14.9%) 6(14%) 3(12%) df = 2
   No 40(85.1%) 37(86%) 22(88%) p = 0.862