Table 1

Comparison of caregiver characteristics across legal status

CharacteristicAll
caregivers
Caregivers of
involuntarily
admitted patients
Caregivers of
voluntarily
admitted patients
Statistical testP
Age, years: median (IQR)54 (43–67)54 (43–66)54 (39–68) U = 3400.94
Gender, n (%)
    Male23 (35)14 (30)9 (47)χ2 = 1.7 d.f. = 10.19
    Female42 (65)32 (70)10 (53)
Marital status, n (%)
    In relationship49 (75)34 (74)15 (79)χ2 = 0.2 d.f. = 10.67
    Not in relationship16 (25)12 (26)4 (21)
Education, n (%)
    Primary/secondary16 (30)12 (33)2 (13)χ2 = 2.8 d.f. = 10.09
    Tertiary37 (70)24 (67)13 (87)
Household, n (%)
    Living together37 (57)23 (50)14 (74)χ2 = 3.1 d.f. = 10.08
    Living separately28 (43)23 (50)5 (26)
Relationship, n (%)
    Parent34 (71)25 (78)9 (56)χ2 = 2.5 d.f. = 10.12
    Partner14 (29)7 (22)7 (44)
  • IQR, interquartile range.