Table 7. Percent of eldercare providers 1 and time spent in caregiving on days they provided care by frequency of care and caregiving activity, averages for the combined years 2011-12

Table 7. Percent of eldercare providers (1) and time spent in caregiving on days they provided care by frequency of care and caregiving activity, averages for the
combined years 2011-12
                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                       Percent(2) of eldercare providers (1)       Average hours per day eldercare  
                                                                                      who engaged in caregiving activities,      providers (1) spent providing care 
                                                                                            on days they provided care           on days they engaged in eldercare  
                                                                                                                                                                    
                                Caregiving activity                                                 Frequency of care (3)                    Frequency of care (3)  
                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                       Total                                   Total                                
                                                                                                          Several    Once a                       Several    Once a 
                                                                                                 Daily   times per  week or              Daily   times per  week or 
                                                                                                            week      less                          week      less  
                                                                                                                                                                    
Total, activities reported as care done for those age 65 and over...................     (2)       (2)       (2)       (2)       3.22      4.10      2.24      2.03 
  Eating and drinking...............................................................    22.2      30.5      13.7       9.1        .23       .32       .12       .10 
  Household activities..............................................................    38.2      50.1      27.2      18.7        .67      1.02       .31       .14 
    Housework.......................................................................    11.5      15.9       7.0       4.5        .20       .30       .12       (4) 
    Food preparation and cleanup....................................................    28.1      41.9      11.7      10.0        .31       .48       .11       .06 
    Lawn and garden care............................................................     3.5       4.0       3.8       1.9        .06       .08       (4)       (4) 
    Household management............................................................     5.8       6.8       5.6       3.3        .04       .05       (4)       (4) 
  Purchasing goods and services.....................................................    14.5      15.3      14.0      13.4        .13       .14       .15       .11 
  Caring for and helping household members..........................................    19.0      31.1       1.9       8.3        .21       .33       (4)       .11 
    Caring for household adults.....................................................    15.7      26.8        .3       5.2        .17       .28       (4)       (4) 
      Physical care for household adults............................................     8.6      15.5        .3       ~0         .10       .19       (4)       (4) 
      Providing medical care to household adults....................................     7.0      11.8        .3       2.5        .02       .04       (4)       (4) 
    Helping household adults........................................................     4.1       6.5        .5       2.5        .02       .03       (4)       (4) 
  Caring for and helping nonhousehold members.......................................    24.7      13.9      40.2      32.5        .33       .24       .43       .40 
    Caring for nonhousehold adults..................................................     8.9       6.9      14.2       7.7        .12       .09       .15       (4) 
      Physical care for nonhousehold adults.........................................     4.1       3.8       5.3       3.7        .06       .06       .07       (4) 
      Providing medical care to nonhousehold adults.................................     2.5       2.1       4.0       1.7        .01       .01       .03       (4) 
    Helping nonhousehold adults.....................................................    17.6       8.6      30.6      26.6        .20       .15       .28       .24 
      Housework, cooking, and shopping assistance for nonhousehold adults...........     6.1       2.7      12.5       7.6        .07       .04       .12       .10 
      House and lawn maintenance and repair assistance for nonhousehold adults......     2.5       1.6       2.3       6.0        .06       (4)       .04       .08 
      Picking up and dropping off nonhousehold adults...............................     6.1       3.1      10.5       8.3        .02       .01       .04       .02 
  Working and work-related activities...............................................     3.7       4.6       3.6       1.4        .14       .21       (4)       (4) 
  Organizational, civic, and religious activities...................................     4.4       5.0       3.2       4.6        .08       .07       .08       .08 
  Leisure and sports................................................................    35.8      38.7      31.0      34.8       1.09      1.42       .62       .78 
    Socializing and communicating...................................................    23.4      20.4      25.5      31.4        .42       .34       .49       .60 
    Watching TV.....................................................................    11.6      19.3       2.4       1.8        .44       .76       .04       (4) 
    Participating in sports, exercise, and recreation...............................     2.7       3.9        .2       2.3        .05       .05       (4)       (4) 
  Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail.................................................     5.8       5.8       5.7       6.1        .03       .04       .03       .02 
  Traveling.........................................................................    27.1      25.8      27.6      31.8        .26       .23       (4)       .27 
  Other activities, not elsewhere classified........................................     5.4       6.7       4.5       2.9        .06       .08       (4)       (4) 
                                                                                                                                                                    
   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 Percents sum to more than 100 percent because some eldercare providers did more than one care activity on days they provided care.
   3 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.
   4 Estimate is suppressed because it does not meet the American Time Use Survey publication standards.
  ~0 Estimate is approximately zero.
   NOTE: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.



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