Percent of the population engaging in selected household activities, averages per day by sex

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Percent of the population engaging in selected household activities, averages per day by sex, 2016 annual averages
Activity Average percentage, total Average percentage, men Average percentage, women

Total, all household activities

77.4% 68.8% 85.4%

Food preparation and cleanup

57.8% 45.1% 69.7%

Interior cleaning

23.4% 13.8% 32.4%

Laundry

17.0% 7.4% 26.1%

Household management

19.4% 16.0% 22.5%

Lawn and garden care

10.3% 12.4% 8.3%

Interior maintenance, repair, and decoration

3.0% 3.6% 2.4%

Exterior maintenance, repair, and decoration

2.5% 3.5% 1.6%

Note: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.