Table 1

Distribution of study variables

Sample size (total/those who became caregivers)Among those who did not become caregivers (%)Among those who became caregivers (%)
Social class5419/304Administrative2090 (41)123 (40)
Professional/executive2302 (45)142 (47)
Clerical/support723 (14)39 (13)
High job demands*5419/3042519 (49)171 (56)
Low decision latitude*5419/3042595 (51)164 (54)
Low social support*5419/3042220 (43)150 (49)
Increased frequency of alcohol consumption5031†/2821165 (25)71 (25)
Started to drink above recommended limits4121‡/237577 (15)32 (14)
Quit smoking626§/35160 (27)11 (31)
Reduced exercise below recommended amount2697¶/140805 (31)48 (34)
  • *Based on sample median as a cut-off.

  • †388 participants were missing information on frequency of alcohol consumption.

  • ‡Drank within recommended limits at baseline.

  • §Smoked at baseline.

  • ¶Exercised the recommended amount at baseline.