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Table 14. Number and percent of eldercare providers (1) by sex and selected characteristics, 2011 annual averages

Table 14.  Number and percent of eldercare providers (1) by sex and selected characteristics, 2011 annual averages
  
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                              Eldercare providers (1)                          
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                            Total                      Men                      Women          
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                      Number      Percent       Number      Percent       Number      Percent  
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
Total, 15 years and over.........................................     39,794       100.0        17,652       100.0        22,142       100.0   
                                                                                                                                               
           Parent of household children under 18 years                                                                                         
Parent of 1 or more household children...........................      9,040        22.7         3,707        21.0         5,333        24.1   
Not a parent of a household child................................     30,755        77.3        13,945        79.0        16,809        75.9   
                                                                                                                                               
                    Number of care recipients                                                                                                  
Caring for 1 person..............................................     27,416        68.9        11,579        65.6        15,837        71.5   
Caring for 2 persons.............................................      9,044        22.7         4,470        25.3         4,574        20.7   
Caring for 3 or more persons.....................................      3,334         8.4         1,604         9.1         1,731         7.8   
                                                                                                                                               
                 Relationship to care recipient                                                                                                
Total, all eldercare providers (2)...............................     39,794       100.0        17,652       100.0        22,142       100.0   
   Caring for a spouse or unmarried partner (3)..................      1,731         4.3           696         3.9         1,035         4.7   
   Caring for a parent...........................................     16,879        42.4         7,097        40.2         9,782        44.2   
   Caring for a grandparent (4)..................................      7,605        19.1         3,376        19.1         4,228        19.1   
   Caring for another related person.............................      8,253        20.7         4,281        24.3         3,971        17.9   
   Caring for someone else.......................................     10,095        25.4         4,499        25.5         5,596        25.3   
                                                                                                                                               
   Eldercare providers caring for 1 person only..................     27,416       100.0        11,579       100.0        15,837       100.0   
      Caring for a spouse or unmarried partner (3)...............      1,516         5.5           622         5.4           894         5.6   
      Caring for a parent........................................     11,436        41.7         4,627        40.0         6,809        43.0   
      Caring for a grandparent (4)...............................      4,895        17.9         1,979        17.1         2,916        18.4   
      Caring for another related person..........................      4,807        17.5         2,377        20.5         2,430        15.3   
      Caring for someone else....................................      4,762        17.4         1,973        17.0         2,788        17.6   
                                                                                                                                               
            Care of household or nonhousehold members                                                                                          
Provided eldercare to household members only.....................      5,200        13.1         2,618        14.8         2,583        11.7   
Provided eldercare to nonhousehold members only..................     33,886        85.2        14,628        82.9        19,258        87.0   
Provided eldercare to both household and nonhousehold persons....        708         1.8           406         2.3           301         1.4   
 
See footnotes at end of table.



Table 14.  Number and percent of eldercare providers (1) by sex and selected characteristics, 2011 annual averages--Continued
         
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                              Eldercare providers (1)                          
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                            Total                      Men                      Women          
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                     Number       Percent      Number       Percent      Number       Percent  
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                               
                      Frequency of care (5)                                                                                                    
Provided care daily..............................................      8,076        20.3         3,403        19.3         4,674        21.1   
Provided care several times a week...............................      9,399        23.6         4,332        24.5         5,067        22.9   
Provided care once a week........................................      7,944        20.0         3,866        21.9         4,078        18.4   
Provided care several times a month..............................      8,069        20.3         3,458        19.6         4,610        20.8   
Provided care once a month.......................................      4,513        11.3         1,881        10.7         2,632        11.9   
Other............................................................      1,793         4.5           712         4.0         1,081         4.9   
                                                                                                                                               
                       Duration of care (6)                                                                                                    
Provided care less than 1 year...................................      9,552        24.0         3,755        21.3         5,797        26.2   
Provided care 1 to 2 years.......................................     10,417        26.2         4,645        26.3         5,772        26.1   
Provided care 3 to 4 years.......................................      6,095        15.3         2,752        15.6         3,343        15.1   
Provided care 5 years or more....................................     13,730        34.5         6,501        36.8         7,230        32.7   
    
   1 Eldercare providers are those who in the previous 3 to 4 months cared for someone with a condition related to aging. Estimates were
calculated for persons who cared for at least one person age 65 or over.
   2 Estimates in relationship subcategories sum to more than 100 percent because some eldercare providers cared for more than one person.
   3 Care for a spouse or partner may be underreported. See the Technical Note for more information.
   4 Persons caring for a grandparent with whom they lived are included in the category "Caring for another related person."
   5 Survey participants were asked how often they provided care in the past 3 to 4 months; this information was used to categorize them by
frequency of care. Corresponding time and percent estimates were measured using information about care provided on the diary day.
   6 For persons who provided eldercare to more than 1 person, the duration of care is calculated based on the person for whom they had cared
the longest.
   NOTE: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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Last Modified Date: June 22, 2012
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