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

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Percent of the population engaging in selected activities, averages per day by sex and day, 2019 annual averages
Activity Average per day, total Average per day, men Average per day, women Average per weekday, total Average per weekday, men Average per weekday, women Average per weekend day, total Average per weekend day, men Average per weekend day, women

Personal care, including sleep

100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%

Eating and drinking

95.8% 96.2% 95.5% 96.1% 96.9% 95.3% 95.1% 94.5% 95.7%

Household activities

78.3% 71.4% 84.9% 77.8% 70.3% 84.9% 79.5% 73.8% 84.8%

Purchasing goods and services

43.5% 38.0% 48.6% 42.8% 35.9% 49.2% 45.1% 42.9% 47.2%

Caring for and helping household members

23.7% 19.9% 27.3% 24.9% 20.9% 28.7% 20.8% 17.4% 24.0%

Caring for and helping nonhousehold members

10.5% 8.7% 12.3% 10.3% 8.1% 12.4% 11.1% 10.0% 12.1%

Working and work-related activities

44.6% 50.8% 38.7% 54.2% 61.7% 47.1% 22.3% 25.4% 19.4%

Educational activities

8.0% 7.2% 8.8% 9.0% 8.4% 9.6% 5.7% 4.6% 6.8%

Organizational, civic, and religious activities

13.4% 10.4% 16.3% 11.3% 8.5% 13.9% 18.4% 14.9% 21.7%

Leisure and sports

95.2% 95.6% 94.9% 94.5% 94.8% 94.1% 97.0% 97.3% 96.6%

Telephone calls, mail, and e-mail

20.7% 16.1% 25.0% 22.3% 17.8% 26.6% 16.9% 12.2% 21.4%

Other activities, not elsewhere classified

20.4% 17.3% 23.3% 20.8% 17.1% 24.2% 19.6% 17.9% 21.3%

Note: Data refer to persons 15 years and over.