Table 2

Longitudinal sample: association between baseline caregiving factors and average annual rate of health decline (ie, HAT score) during the 12-year follow-up

β coefficient (95% CI)
Dual role*−0.12 (−0.23 to −0.02)
Caring for spouse*−0.08 (−0.14 to −0.02)
Living in same household*−0.05 (−0.11 to 0.01)
Hours of care per month
 0 vs 1–30−0.01 (−0.08 to 0.08)
 30+ vs 1–30−0.02 (−0.06 to 0.02)
  • *Yes versus no.

  • HAT, Health Assessment Tool.