Average hours per day spent in selected activities on days worked by employment status and sex

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Average hours per day spent in selected activities on days worked by employment status and sex, 2016 annual averages
Activity Employed, total Employed, men Employed, women Employed full time, total Employed full time, men Employed full time, women Employed part time, women

Personal care, including sleep

8.77 8.56 9.02 8.61 8.46 8.84 9.53

Eating and drinking

1.08 1.14 1.01 1.10 1.14 1.03 0.97

Household activities

1.07 0.85 1.34 0.99 0.84 1.24 1.63

Purchasing goods and services

0.50 0.43 0.59 0.47 0.42 0.55 0.69

Caring for and helping household members

0.48 0.37 0.61 0.45 0.38 0.56 0.72

Caring for and helping nonhousehold members

0.09 0.09 0.10 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.15

Working and work-related activities

8.28 8.75 7.68 8.81 9.07 8.42 5.68

Educational activities

0.16 0.09 0.25 0.05 0.02 0.09 0.71

Organizational, civic, and religious activities

0.18 0.16 0.20 0.16 0.16 0.17 0.28

Leisure and sports

3.13 3.34 2.86 3.05 3.23 2.77 3.11

Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail

0.12 0.09 0.15 0.11 0.09 0.13 0.18

Other activities, not elsewhere classified

0.15 0.12 0.19 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.35

Note: Data for men employed part time do not meet publication criteria.