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Table 15. Percent of eldercare providers (1) who provided care and the time they provided this care by day of week and selected characteristics, 2011 annual averages

Table 15.  Percent of eldercare providers(1) who provided care and the time they provided this care by day of week and selected characteristics,
2011 annual averages
 
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                               Percent of eldercare         Average hours per day         Average hours per day    
                                                            providers(1) who provided    eldercare providers(1) spent  eldercare providers(1) spent
                                                                   care per day                 providing care         providing care on days they 
                                                Number of                                                                engaged in the activity   
                                                eldercare                                                                                          
                                                providers                                                                                          
                                                            Total,             Weekends   Total,             Weekends   Total,             Weekends
                                                           all days  Weekdays    and     all days  Weekdays    and     all days  Weekdays    and   
                                                                               holidays                      holidays                      holidays
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
Total, 15 years and over.......................   39,794     23.6      22.2      26.7       0.74      0.69      0.84      3.12      3.09      3.16 
                                                                                                                                                   
                      Sex                                                                                                                          
Men............................................   17,652     22.2      21.2      24.3        .57       .54       .65      2.58      2.53      2.67 
Women..........................................   22,142     24.8      23.0      28.5        .87       .81       .99      3.50      3.52      3.47 
                                                                                                                                                   
                      Age                                                                                                                          
15 to 24 years.................................    5,418     14.6      15.0      (8)         .14       .12     (8)         .97     (8)       (8)   
25 to 34 years.................................    4,185     11.2       9.2      15.0      (8)       (8)       (8)       (8)       (8)        3.40 
35 to 44 years.................................    5,223     19.0      18.8      19.6        .46       .46       .46      2.42      2.47      2.33 
45 to 54 years.................................   10,198     25.9      24.8      28.0        .93       .95       .90      3.60      3.83      3.20 
55 to 64 years.................................    8,303     27.1      22.9      36.0        .92       .73      1.35      3.42      3.17      3.75 
65 years and over..............................    6,468     35.0      34.3      36.6       1.13      1.13      1.13      3.23      3.30      3.09 
                                                                                                                                                   
 Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity (2),(3)                                                                                                      
White..........................................   33,302     23.7      22.2      26.8        .71       .65       .84      3.02      2.95      3.13 
Black or African American......................    4,671     24.8      23.6      27.7        .81       .81       .82      3.27      3.41      2.96 
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity...................    3,510     29.3      (8)       21.2        .73     (8)         .55      2.51      2.49      2.57 
                                                                                                                                                   
               Employment status                                                                                                                   
Employed.......................................   25,334     19.0      16.8      23.7        .46       .38       .62      2.41      2.25      2.64 
  Full-time workers............................   18,916     17.7      15.8      21.6        .47       .38       .63      2.63      2.42      2.94 
  Part-time workers............................    6,418     22.7      19.4      30.6        .43       .36       .59      1.89      1.86      1.94 
Not employed...................................   14,460     31.8      31.5      32.3       1.23      1.22      1.24      3.86      3.87      3.85 

  See footnotes at end of table.
 
  
 
Table 15.  Percent of eldercare providers (1) who provided care and the time they provided this care by day of week and selected characteristics,
2011 annual averages -- Continued
 
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                               Percent of eldercare         Average hours per day         Average hours per day    
                                                            providers(1) who provided    eldercare providers(1) spent  eldercare providers(1) spent
                                                                   care per day                 providing care         providing care on days they 
                                                Number of                                                                engaged in the activity   
                                                eldercare                                                                                          
                                                providers                                                                                          
                                                            Total,             Weekends   Total,             Weekends   Total,             Weekends
                                                           all days  Weekdays    and     all days  Weekdays    and     all days  Weekdays    and   
                                                                               holidays                      holidays                      holidays
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
   Educational attainment, 25 years and over                                                                                                       
High school graduate or less...................   11,930     28.2      27.2      30.2       0.89      0.89      0.88      3.14      3.26      2.93 
Some college or associate degree...............    9,808     22.9      20.2      28.7        .90       .84      1.04      3.93      4.14      3.61 
Bachelor's degree and higher...................   12,639     23.7      22.3      26.6        .72       .64       .89      3.05      2.88      3.35 
                                                                                                                                                   
  Parent of household children under 18 years                                                                                                      
Parent of 1 or more household children.........    9,040     18.0      17.1      19.8        .61       .65       .53      3.39      3.81      2.67 
Not a parent of a household child..............   30,755     25.3      23.6      28.9        .77       .70       .94      3.06      2.95      3.26 
                                                                                                                                                   
           Number of care recipients                                                                                                               
Caring for 1 person............................   27,416     25.2      24.5      26.8        .84       .80       .93      3.32      3.25      3.45 
Caring for 2 persons...........................    9,044     20.0      16.1      27.4        .51       .41       .71      2.56      2.52      2.60 
Caring for 3 or more persons...................    3,334     20.2      18.6      23.7        .52     (8)       (8)        2.56      2.65     (8)   
                                                                                                                                                   
        Relationship to care recipient                                                                                                             
Eldercare providers caring for 1 person only...   27,416     25.2      24.5      26.8        .84       .80       .93      3.32      3.25      3.45 
   Caring for a spouse or unmarried partner (4)    1,516     (8)       (8)       (8)        3.65      3.90      3.11      5.54      5.77      4.99 
   Caring for a parent.........................   11,436     31.1      29.5      35.0       1.04       .95      1.24      3.34      3.24      3.54 
   Caring for a grandparent (5)................    4,895     11.0      12.0       8.6        .12       .09     (8)        1.13     (8)        2.29 
   Caring for another related person...........    4,807     23.4      21.7      27.0        .64     (8)       (8)        2.72     (8)       (8)   
   Caring for someone else.....................    4,762     14.6      14.1      15.5        .39     (8)       (8)        2.69      2.33     (8)   
  
See footnotes at end of table.
   
   
    
Table 15.  Percent of eldercare providers (1) who provided care and the time they provided this care by day of week and selected characteristics,
2011 annual averages -- Continued
   
(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                               Percent of eldercare         Average hours per day         Average hours per day    
                                                            providers (1) who provided   eldercare providers (1) spent eldercare providers (1) spent
                                                                   care per day                 providing care         providing care on days they 
                                                Number of                                                                engaged in the activity   
                                                eldercare                                                                                          
                                                providers                                                                                          
                                                            Total,             Weekends   Total,             Weekends   Total,             Weekends
                                                           all days  Weekdays    and     all days  Weekdays    and     all days  Weekdays    and   
                                                                               holidays                      holidays                      holidays
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                   
 Care of household or nonhousehold members (2)                                                                                                      
Providing eldercare to household members only..    5,200     64.9      (8)       67.4       2.62      2.46      2.98      4.04      3.86      4.42 
Providing eldercare to nonhousehold members                                                                                                        
   only........................................   33,886     17.1      15.9      19.7        .44       .42       .50      2.59      2.64      2.51 
                                                                                                                                                   
             Frequency of care (6)                                                                                                                  
Provided care daily............................    8,076     64.6      64.1      65.6       2.55      2.54      2.57      3.95      3.97      3.92 
Provided care several times a week.............    9,399     27.4      27.2      28.1        .60       .54       .72      2.17      2.00      2.57 
Provided care once a week......................    7,944     11.7       6.9      21.3        .22       .09       .47      1.85      1.32      2.20 
Provided care several times a month............    8,069      5.4       4.4       7.5        .08       .05       .14      1.39      1.04     (8)   
Provided care once a month.....................    4,513      3.5       3.2       4.2        .08     (8)       (8)        2.38     (8)       (8)   
                                                                                                                                                   
              Duration of care (7)                                                                                                                  
Provided care less than 1 year.................    9,552     16.2      15.0      18.9        .43     (8)       (8)        2.66      2.73     (8)   
Provided care 1 to 2 years.....................   10,417     22.9      22.7      23.5        .71       .69       .75      3.08      3.03      3.19 
Provided care 3 to 4 years.....................    6,095     30.9      28.4      36.9        .94      1.01       .78      3.04      3.55      2.12 
Provided care 5 years or more..................   13,730     26.0      24.1      30.2        .88       .74      1.19      3.38      3.06      3.93 
  
   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 Not all subcategories are shown.
   3 Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
   4 Care for a spouse or partner may be underreported. See the Technical Note for more information
   5 Persons caring for a grandparent with whom they lived are included in the category "Caring for another related person."
   6 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.
   7 For persons who provided eldercare to more than one person, the duration of care is calculated based on the person for whom they had cared the
longest.
   8 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
   NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.
         
              
          
 

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Last Modified Date: June 22, 2012
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