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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, 2021 annual averages
Activity Average percentage, total Average percentage, men Average percentage, women

Total, all household activities

78.9% 71.1% 86.2%

Food preparation and cleanup

61.9% 50.8% 72.4%

Interior cleaning

23.8% 14.0% 33.0%

Laundry

15.5% 6.6% 23.9%

Household management

17.9% 15.1% 20.6%

Lawn and garden care

10.1% 11.3% 9.0%

Interior maintenance, repair, and decoration

3.1% 3.4% 2.8%

Exterior maintenance, repair, and decoration

2.6% 3.5% 1.8%

Note: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.