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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, 2018 annual averages
Activity Average percentage, total Average percentage, men Average percentage, women

Total, all household activities

76.7% 68.5% 84.4%

Food preparation and cleanup

57.6% 45.9% 68.6%

Interior cleaning

22.4% 12.3% 31.8%

Laundry

16.7% 8.1% 24.8%

Household management

19.1% 15.6% 22.4%

Lawn and garden care

8.8% 11.0% 6.8%

Interior maintenance, repair, and decoration

2.8% 3.1% 2.6%

Exterior maintenance, repair, and decoration

2.8% 3.6% 2.0%

Note: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.