Baseline caregiving status, sociodemographic factors, and physical health status associated with all cause mortality in older adults who were living with a disabled spouse

Baseline variableAdjusted relative risk (95% CI)
*not significant
Helping spouse with caregiving strain1.63 (1.00 to 2.65)
Helping spouse but no reported strain1.08 (0.61 to 1.90)*
Not helping disabled spouse1.37 (0.73 to 2.58)*
Age per year1.10 (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 baseline3.30 (1.79 to 6.08)