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Table 9. Number and percent of eldercare providers 1 who were parents of household children under age 18 by sex and selected characteristics, averages for the combined years 2011-12

Table 9.  Number and percent of eldercare providers (1) who were parents of household children under age 18 by sex and selected
characteristics, averages for the combined years 2011-12

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                         Eldercare providers (1) with children under age 18 living at home        
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                Characteristic                            Total                        Men                        Women           
                                                                                                                                  
                                                   Number       Percent        Number       Percent        Number       Percent   
                                                                                                                                  
  Parent of household children under 18 years                                                                                     
Total, parent of one or more household                                                                                            
 children.....................................      8,873        100.0          3,505        100.0          5,368        100.0    
  Parent of a household child age 6 to 17,                                                                                        
   none younger...............................      6,000         67.6          2,403         68.6          3,597         67.0    
  Parent of a household child under age 6.....      2,873         32.4          1,102         31.4          1,771         33.0    
                                                                                                                                  
              Employment status                                                                                                   
Employed......................................      6,911         77.9          3,122         89.1          3,789         70.6    
   Full-time workers..........................      5,484         61.8          2,900         82.7          2,584         48.1    
   Part-time workers..........................      1,427         16.1            222          6.3          1,205         22.4    
Not employed..................................      1,962         22.1            383         10.9          1,579         29.4    
                                                                                                                                  
                Marital status                                                                                                    
No spouse or unmarried partner present in                                                                                         
 household....................................      1,464         16.5            218          6.2          1,246         23.2    
Spouse or unmarried partner present in                                                                                            
 household....................................      7,409         83.5          3,287         93.8          4,122         76.8    
                                                                                                                                  
         Number of care recipients (2)                                                                                            
Caring for one person.........................      6,082         68.5          2,201         62.8          3,882         72.3    
Caring for two persons........................      1,994         22.5            835         23.8          1,159         21.6    
Caring for three or more persons..............        789          8.9            464         13.3            325          6.1    
                                                                                                                                  
        Relationship to care recipient                                                                                            
Total, all eldercare providers................      8,873          (3)          3,505          (3)          5,368          (3)    
   Caring for a spouse or unmarried partner (4)        12           .1            ~0           ~0              12           .2    
   Caring for a parent........................      4,020         45.3          1,636         46.7          2,384         44.4    
   Caring for a grandparent(5)................      1,970         22.2            612         17.5          1,357         25.3    
   Caring for another related person..........      2,095         23.6            925         26.4          1,170         21.8    
   Caring for a friend or neighbor............      1,599         18.0            680         19.4            919         17.1    
   Caring for someone else....................        524          5.9            270          7.7            254          4.7    
                                                                                                                                  
            Age of care recipient                                                                                                 
Total, all eldercare providers................      8,873          (3)          3,505          (3)          5,368          (3)    
   Caring for someone age 65 to 69............      1,572         17.7            665         19.0            908         16.9    
   Caring for someone age 70 to 74............      2,161         24.4          1,099         31.4          1,061         19.8    
   Caring for someone age 75 to 79............      2,216         25.0            901         25.7          1,314         24.5    
   Caring for someone age 80 to 84............      2,282         25.7            872         24.9          1,409         26.3    
   Caring for someone age 85 or older.........      2,550         28.7            875         25.0          1,675         31.2    
                                                                                                                                  
 Care of household or nonhousehold members (6)                                                                                    
Provided eldercare to household member(s) only        645          7.3            210          6.0            435          8.1    
Provided eldercare to nonhousehold member(s)                                                                                      
 only.........................................      8,168         92.0          3,274         93.4          4,894         91.2    
                                                                                                                                  
             Frequency of care (7)                                                                                                
Provided care daily...........................      1,164         13.1            347          9.9            816         15.2    
Provided care several times a week............      2,204         24.8            874         24.9          1,330         24.8    
Provided care once a week.....................      1,998         22.5            765         21.8          1,233         23.0    
Provided care several times a month...........      1,896         21.4            840         24.0          1,056         19.7    
Provided care once a month....................      1,163         13.1            501         14.3            662         12.3    
Other.........................................        448          5.0            178          5.1            270          5.0    
                                                                                                                                  
             Duration of care (8)                                                                                                 
Provided care for less than 1 year............      2,022         22.8            737         21.0          1,285         23.9    
Provided care for 1 to 2 years................      2,317         26.1            909         25.9          1,408         26.2    
Provided care for 3 to 4 years................      1,328         15.0            502         14.3            826         15.4    
Provided care for 5 to 9 years................      1,650         18.6            728         20.8            922         17.2    
Provided care for 10 years or more............      1,556         17.5            629         17.9            928         17.3    
                                                                                                                                  
   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 Data do not sum to total because some persons did not respond to the question identifying the number of care recipients.
   3 Categories sum to more than 100 percent because some eldercare providers cared for more than one person.
   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 Not all subcategories are shown.
   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.
   8 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.
  ~0 Estimate is approximately zero.
   NOTE: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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Last Modified Date: September 18, 2013
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