|Baseline variable||Adjusted relative risk (95% CI)|
|Helping spouse with caregiving strain||1.63 (1.00 to 2.65)|
|Helping spouse but no reported strain||1.08 (0.61 to 1.90)*|
|Not helping disabled spouse||1.37 (0.73 to 2.58)*|
|Age per year||1.10 (1.06 to 1.14)|
|Sex of caregiver (men v women)||1.88 (1.23 to 2.88)|
|Race of caregiver (black v white)||2.00 (1.03 to 3.89)|
|Prevalent disease at baseline||3.30 (1.79 to 6.08)|
If caring for a spouse with disabilities involved self reported strain, caregiver mortality was increased
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