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Table 1. Number and percent of the U.S. population who were eldercare providers 1 by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2011-12

Table 1. Number and percent of the U.S. population who were eldercare providers (1) by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the
combined years 2011-12

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                                
                                                            Total                             Men                             Women             
                                                                                                                                                
                                                               Eldercare                        Eldercare                        Eldercare      
               Characteristic                  Civilian       providers (1)     Civilian       providers (1)     Civilian       providers (1)    
                                              noninstit-                       noninstit-                       noninstit-                      
                                                utional                          utional                          utional                       
                                              population   Number   Percent of population   Number   Percent of population   Number   Percent of
                                                                    population                       population                       population
                                                                                                                                                
                     Age                                                                                                                        
Total, 15 years and over.....................   245,521     39,564      16.1     118,933     17,500      14.7     126,588     22,064      17.4  
   15 to 24 years............................    42,553      5,330      12.5      21,579      2,569      11.9      20,975      2,761      13.2  
   25 to 34 years............................    41,170      4,050       9.8      20,484      2,035       9.9      20,686      2,015       9.7  
   35 to 44 years............................    39,570      5,060      12.8      19,431      2,301      11.8      20,140      2,758      13.7  
   45 to 54 years............................    43,773     10,106      23.1      21,397      4,267      19.9      22,377      5,839      26.1  
   55 to 64 years............................    37,656      8,366      22.2      18,110      3,517      19.4      19,546      4,849      24.8  
   65 years and over.........................    40,797      6,652      16.3      17,932      2,810      15.7      22,865      3,842      16.8  
                                                                                                                                                
  Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity(2)                                                                                                      
White........................................   200,022     33,149      16.6      97,633     14,720      15.1     102,389     18,429      18.0  
Black or African American....................    29,561      4,678      15.8      13,238      1,806      13.6      16,323      2,872      17.6  
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.................    36,452      3,792      10.4      18,534      1,943      10.5      17,919      1,849      10.3  
                                                                                                                                                
              Employment status                                                                                                                 
Employed.....................................   150,132     25,035      16.7      79,757     11,925      15.0      70,375     13,110      18.6  
   Full-time workers.........................   114,946     18,680      16.3      66,967      9,893      14.8      47,979      8,788      18.3  
   Part-time workers.........................    35,187      6,354      18.1      12,790      2,032      15.9      22,397      4,323      19.3  
Not employed.................................    95,389     14,529      15.2      39,176      5,575      14.2      56,213      8,954      15.9  
                                                                                                                                                
  Educational attainment, 25 years and over                                                                                                     
Less than a high school diploma..............    22,828      2,056       9.0      11,565      1,177      10.2      11,263        879       7.8  
High school graduates, no college............    63,398     10,062      15.9      30,554      4,597      15.0      32,844      5,465      16.6  
Some college or associate degree.............    50,922      9,552      18.8      22,977      3,579      15.6      27,945      5,973      21.4  
Bachelor's degree and higher.................    65,819     12,564      19.1      32,258      5,577      17.3      33,561      6,987      20.8  
                                                                                                                                                
 Parent of household children under 18 years                                                                                                    
Parent of one or more household children.....    67,676      8,873      13.1      29,651      3,505      11.8      38,025      5,368      14.1  
  Parent of a household child age 6 to 17,                                                                                                      
   none younger..............................    35,758      6,000      16.8      16,201      2,403      14.8      19,557      3,597      18.4  
  Parent of a household child under age 6....    31,918      2,873       9.0      13,450      1,102       8.2      18,468      1,771       9.6  
Not a parent of a household child............   177,845     30,691      17.3      89,282     13,995      15.7      88,564     16,696      18.9  
                                                                                                                                                
               Marital status                                                                                                                   
No spouse or unmarried partner present in                                                                                                       
  household..................................   108,829     15,939      14.6      49,895      6,616      13.3      58,934      9,323      15.8  
Spouse or unmarried partner present in                                                                                                          
  household..................................   136,692     23,625      17.3      69,037     10,883      15.8      67,654     12,742      18.8  

   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 older.
   2 Not all race categories are shown.  Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
   NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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Last Modified Date: September 18, 2013
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