Table 1

Descriptive data on caregivers and controls

Control
N=35 371
Caregiver
N=16 982
Women, n (%)27 085 (76.6)13 183 (77.6)
Age in years, mean (SD)46.5 (11.1)46.0 (11.0)
Occupational class, n (%)
 Upper non-manual6186 (17.5)1754 (10.3)
 Lower non-manual12 514 (35.4)5280 (31.1)
 Manual6479 (18.3)3176 (18.7)
 Self-employed3198 (9.0)1624 (9.6)
 Other6994 (19.8)5148 (30.3)
Yearly income in euros, median (IQR)
 Total29 562 (19 174–40 060)24 789 (13 048–36 055)
 Without caregiver’s allowance29 562 (19 174–40 060)20 778 (8557–31 898)
Education years, mean (SD)13.5 (2.5)12.9 (2.4)
Socioeconomic score, mean (SD)*0.080 (0.842)−0.167 (0.793)
Degree of urbanisation in municipality of residence, n (%)
 Urban21 966 (62.1)10 518 (61.9)
 Semi-urban6236 (17.6)3002 (17.7)
 Rural7169 (20.3)3462 (20.4)
Sickness absence, n (%)13 953 (39.5)6950 (40.9)
Disability pension, n (%)1678 (4.7)1036 (6.1)
  • Median caregiver’s allowance (IQR): €4372 (€2415–€5339) euros.

  • *Socioeconomic score is the average of rank-normalised education years and total income.