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Table 4. Percent of eldercare providers who provided care on an average day and time spent providing this care by day of week and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2013-14

Table 4. Percent of eldercare providers who provided care on an average day and time spent providing this care by day of week and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2013-14
Characteristic Number of eldercare providers (in thousands) Percent of eldercare providers who provided care on an average day Average hours per day eldercare providers spent providing care Average hours per day eldercare providers spent providing care on days they engaged in eldercare
Total, all days Weekdays Weekends and holidays Total, all days Weekdays Weekends and holidays Total, all days Weekdays Weekends and holidays

Age

Total, 15 years and over

40,419 24.4 23.6 26.1 0.78 0.71 0.93 3.19 3.00 3.58

15 to 24 years

4,908 14.7 13.5 17.5 0.16 0.13 0.23 1.11 0.98 1.34

25 to 34 years

3,770 12.8 11.7 14.9 0.38 (1)- (1)- 2.97 2.59 3.54

35 to 44 years

5,051 21.8 23.4 18.4 0.49 0.51 0.47 2.27 2.16 2.56

45 to 54 years

9,877 23.9 22.8 26.3 0.68 0.57 0.90 2.82 2.50 3.44

55 to 64 years

9,194 24.7 22.1 31.4 0.78 0.63 1.18 3.17 2.85 3.75

65 years and over

7,618 38.2 39.0 36.6 1.68 1.70 1.66 4.41 4.35 4.55

Sex

Men

17,216 22.7 22.2 23.7 0.62 0.51 0.87 2.73 2.30 3.65

Women

23,202 25.6 24.6 27.8 0.90 0.85 0.98 3.49 3.47 3.54

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity(2)

White

34,372 24.5 23.4 26.7 0.81 0.73 0.99 3.31 3.12 3.69

Black or African American

4,355 22.1 21.9 22.7 0.52 0.53 0.52 2.37 2.41 2.29

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

3,730 23.4 21.5 27.5 0.88 0.76 1.15 3.76 3.51 4.19

Employment status

Employed

24,693 18.6 17.0 22.3 0.47 0.35 0.74 2.53 2.07 3.33

Full-time workers

19,012 17.3 15.6 21.3 0.47 0.34 0.77 2.73 2.19 3.64

Part-time workers

5,681 22.9 21.7 25.5 0.47 0.38 0.65 2.03 1.75 2.53

Not employed

15,726 33.4 34.2 31.8 1.26 1.28 1.22 3.77 3.74 3.85

Educational attainment, 25 years and over

Less than a high school diploma

2,022 37.0 (1)- (1)- 1.47 1.41 1.63 3.96 4.04 3.78

High school graduates, no college

10,424 29.8 30.2 29.0 0.98 0.90 1.18 3.27 2.97 4.06

Some college or associate degree

9,674 21.9 20.1 25.5 0.86 0.78 1.02 3.94 3.90 3.99

Bachelor's degree and higher

13,390 23.5 22.5 25.5 0.68 0.60 0.87 2.90 2.65 3.39

Parent of household children under 18 years

Parent of one or more household children

8,721 16.8 16.1 18.6 0.39 0.31 0.56 2.31 1.96 3.02

Parent of a household child age 6 to 17, none younger

5,977 18.0 17.2 19.8 0.44 0.35 0.66 2.46 2.03 3.32

Parent of a household child under age 6

2,744 14.3 13.7 15.8 0.27 0.24 (1)- 1.90 1.75 2.19

Not a parent of a household child

31,697 26.4 25.7 28.1 0.88 0.82 1.03 3.35 3.18 3.68

Marital status

No spouse or unmarried partner present in household

15,788 25.6 25.6 25.5 0.73 0.70 0.81 2.86 2.71 3.18

Spouse or unmarried partner present in household

24,630 23.6 22.3 26.5 0.81 0.71 1.01 3.43 3.21 3.83

Number of care recipients

Caring for one person

28,427 26.6 25.5 29.1 0.90 0.82 1.09 3.40 3.23 3.73

Caring for two persons

8,996 18.1 17.9 18.6 0.47 0.44 0.53 2.58 2.47 2.84

Caring for three or more persons

2,996 21.9 23.0 19.6 0.51 0.42 0.69 2.31 1.83 3.53

Relationship to care recipient(3)

Eldercare providers caring for one person only

28,427 26.6 25.5 29.1 0.90 0.82 1.09 3.40 3.23 3.73

Caring for a spouse or unmarried partner(4)

2,426 74.4 76.0 71.9 4.03 4.22 3.73 5.42 5.56 5.20

Caring for a parent

11,943 29.0 28.1 31.4 0.88 0.77 1.15 3.03 2.74 3.66

Caring for a grandparent(5)

4,274 12.7 10.9 16.6 0.19 0.08 (1)- 1.50 (1)- 2.58

Caring for another related person(6)

5,126 19.9 17.2 25.1 0.58 0.54 0.66 2.92 3.13 2.64

Caring for a friend or neighbor

3,783 14.4 16.3 10.0 0.23 0.27 0.15 1.61 1.64 1.52

Age of care recipient

Eldercare providers caring for one person only

28,427 26.6 25.5 29.1 0.90 0.82 1.09 3.40 3.23 3.73

Caring for someone age 65 to 69

3,033 25.0 22.6 29.4 0.58 0.40 0.91 2.32 1.77 3.09

Caring for someone age 70 to 74

4,143 25.2 24.9 25.7 0.88 0.78 1.08 3.51 3.15 4.18

Caring for someone age 75 to 79

5,061 30.1 26.6 37.1 1.00 0.80 1.39 3.31 3.00 3.74

Caring for someone age 80 to 84

6,217 27.2 27.0 27.7 1.05 1.09 0.97 3.87 4.03 3.50

Caring for someone age 85 or older

9,973 25.5 25.0 26.8 0.87 0.80 1.05 3.42 3.21 3.91

Care of household or nonhousehold members(3)

Provided eldercare to household member(s) only

6,309 63.4 62.5 65.1 2.75 2.64 2.96 4.34 4.23 4.54

Provided eldercare to nonhousehold member(s) only

33,457 16.5 15.8 18.2 0.40 0.34 0.53 2.41 2.16 2.90

Frequency of care(7)

Provided care daily

8,315 63.7 62.5 65.9 2.62 2.46 2.92 4.11 3.94 4.43

Provided care several times a week

9,730 24.9 25.1 24.4 0.53 0.55 0.47 2.13 2.21 1.92

Provided care once a week

7,242 14.6 15.5 12.3 0.27 0.26 0.27 1.81 1.69 2.22

Provided care several times a month

8,181 8.1 7.0 10.5 0.20 0.13 0.36 2.46 1.80 3.46

Provided care once a month

4,746 5.5 4.3 8.2 0.15 0.06 (1)- 2.79 1.50 4.21

Duration of care(8)

Provided care for less than 1 year

8,557 17.5 17.6 17.3 0.65 0.61 0.72 3.71 3.48 4.15

Provided care for 1 to 2 years

10,530 21.9 20.6 24.8 0.67 0.55 0.91 3.04 2.69 3.69

Provided care for 3 to 4 years

6,955 28.7 29.2 27.4 1.10 1.12 1.06 3.85 3.84 3.86

Provided care for 5 to 9 years

8,224 26.7 25.3 30.1 0.81 0.70 1.06 3.02 2.76 3.53

Provided care for 10 years or more

6,153 30.2 27.7 35.9 0.74 0.63 1.01 2.46 2.27 2.82

Footnotes
(1) Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
(2) Not all race categories are shown. Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may be of any race.
(3) Not all categories are shown.
(4) Care for a spouse or unmarried partner may be underreported. See the Technical Note for more information.
(5) Refers only to persons caring for a grandparent who did not live with them. Persons caring for a grandparent with whom they lived are included in the category "Caring for another related person."
(6) The composition of this category changed starting in 2013. Estimates are not strictly comparable to those from previous years.
(7) 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. Not all categories are shown.
(8) 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.

NOTE: 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. Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.

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Last Modified Date: September 23, 2015
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