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

Baseline variableRelative risk adjusted for baseline factors (95% CI)
*Not significant.
Helping spouse and 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 year)1.10 (1.06 to 1.14)
Sex (men v women)1.88 (1.23 to 2.88)
Race (black v white)2.00 (1.03 to 3.89)
Prevalent disease at baseline3.30 (1.79 to 6.08)